Questions tagged [leak]

For questions generally relating to the unwanted permeation of water or other liquid, indoor/outdoor air, or fuel gas through a barrier designed to contain it, including identification, repair, and prevention techniques, tools and materials.

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fix a leak for Quick set pool floor pinholes

I have a quickset style pool that has lots of tiny holes all over the bottom. I think it was because I used the wrong type of chlorine pellets and little flakes fell to the bottom of the pool. I found ...
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Contractor work caused a water leak in the house - UK

I’m renovating a kitchen, together with small hallway and a cloak room toilet. I hired a company to do all the work although I now realise I don’t have a formal contract with them, only with their ...
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Repair or replace sillcock

I have a frost proof sillcock that is only a few years old. It is leaking - and the issue is that I can't find a way to take it apart and check for a bad washer where the leak is coming from. The leak ...
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Why my RO faucet wouldn't stop leaking even after I'd purchased a brand new one?

I have a Whirlpool "UltraEase" RO filtration system (Model number: WHAROS5) underneath my kitchen sink for a while. And it was time to change the pre and post-filters. So I purchased pre and ...
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How to seal a foundation wall hole 7' feet deep around a 2" pipe in a cold heavy snow climate [duplicate]

Our foundation has a 2" hole for the water main / well pipe which is about 7' below the ground outside. During spring thaw when there is several feet of snow melting, the ground gets saturated, ...
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Alternative methods to control water leakage at pipe pass-through in concrete wall?

Preface The proper way to seal any kind of water leakage in a concrete wall is from the outside. That is not always practical, as in this case. This question is about alternatives to solve the ...
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How to connect PVC to galvanized pipe

What are the proper ways to connect PVC to galvanized metal? The context of this question is for a house that has a kitchen drain stack made of 2" PVC, except for the topmost (vent) section, ...
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How to prevent washing machine discharge from spraying out of drain?

Since moving into a new house, we've been battling with an issue with our washing machine. We've got it plumbed in beneath a sink (as the previous owners had done) as shown in the image below: Above ...
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How do I fix this shower drain?

A couple days ago I noticed in the ceiling some dripping water after taking a shower. There was really no reason the pipe would have broken, so I pulled up the shower grate thinking it was maybe ...
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Water damage on paint beneath sink: is this a water leak?

I recently installed a DIY sink as a temporary solution while waiting for a new bathroom cabinet and sink to arrive. Over the course of the past few weeks I've been noticing strange bubbles appearing ...
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How to repair/waterproof Arch Top Windows

We have this Arch Top Windows on top of our double pain windows. I noticed that the black seal (not sure what it exactly is) is coming out. What are my options to repair it. I am worried that will ...
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What could cause an underground leak that happens every other day?

We have a leak of just a few gallons coming up from the foundation in our garage and outside in the RV parking area. It runs for just a few minutes, then stops. It happens every other day, between 5:...
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Water Leak Detector Recommendations - Adjustable Volume and Easy to Silence [closed]

To make a long story short I have an HVAC unit in a small rental property that leaks condensate and in order to apply a fix, we first must catch the leak in the act to better understand root cause. My ...
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Water meter leak indicator moves once in a while

What is driving me a bit not sure recently is that the water meter leak indicator sometimes can move a bit over a long period (say an hour or a few hours). My water meter is a Procoder meter same as ...
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How to replace back spud on toilet

tldr: Video of problem -|- Flat image of stud We have an old standard tankless bowl with a back inlet spud that started leaking and the original rubber on the spud has dissolved. Similar to the ...
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Dimplex SCx175l Water Cylinder - T&P valve leaking

Here is a video of the issue I've just moved into a flat and after hand-washing some dishes this water cylinder (Dimplex SCx175l) began 'draining' very loudly -- I let it go for about 30 minutes ...
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Is this type of under-sink connection appropriate?

I had my bathroom remodeled about 6 months ago and today I noticed water under the counter. To my completely untrained eye, the plumbing connection between the sink and the drain line looks hacky. The ...
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Would insurance cover water damage due to an improperly installed deck?

My house is an 80 year-old 3-story with a partially finished cinder block basement. I've owned it for about 10 years, and it came with a pair of french doors that opened from the dining room onto a ...
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Dishwasher Spits water

I have a Maytag dishwasher model # MDB4709AWW4. It spits water out the front left corner only after the pause after the pre-wash cycle. The water is clean and is always about the same amount.
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What is this pipe and why is it leaking?

I noticed a leak inside our master bedroom closet. The kitchen sink is on the other side of this wall. I pulled up the floorboard and cut out some wet drywall to find an open pipe and found that ...
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Leaking sink drain. Possible defective drain assembly?

I replaced the drain on my bathroom sink, but I'm getting a slow leak when draining water. I've checked and re-checked the P-trap, the rubber gasket at the bottom of the sink, and the wall drainpipe. ...
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P-Trap into Wall Marvel Connector Leaking

I discovered a leak under my bathroom sink. There are two sinks in the bathroom with the same plumbing set up and only the one side is leaking. The water is coming from the marvel connector on the ...
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Yellow droplets from ceilling after water heater leak

I live in condominium, I got water pouring from upstairs in my store room. When I asked my upstairs neighbor he said that their water heater leaked. For 20 minutes or so I saw clear water coming ...
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How to prevent outdoor landscape light water leaks?

I installed low voltage landscape lights on our fencing around the perimeter of our backyard in September. The lights are supposed to be IP66 waterproof, but within a month of installing, I found ...
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How would you repair this window leak?

I recently bought my first home and a few months ago when it rained heavily I noticed water leaking inside from under the bottom window molding. I tried to recreate what was causing the leak and it ...
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Why is my roof leaking when it isn't raining?

I've just moved house last week and today have noticed a drip in my dining room. What's odd is that it isn't raining - in fact, today is the first warm day of the year. The "water" is a ...
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Identifying the model of Moen faucet in kitchen

EDIT Here is a following-up question about disassembling this faucet END EDIT My kitchen sink faucet is leaky at the base and it should be able to be fixed by replacing cartridge according to online ...
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I need help fixing my leaking shower valve

I have an old shower valve that is from the 1940's that has a slow leak. I would like to repair it, but I can't find any of the typical screws to take it apart. Even after taking the handle off there ...
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Can I use epoxy resin to fix cracks in potable water equipment?

Recently I've noticed some issues in my old countertop water distiller: There were several cracks in the plastic top cover of the boiler. To fix it, I've tried some epoxy resin (brand name "...
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Is this a water leak or condensation in the wall around my dryer vent?

I pulled my dryer out yesterday to clean the vent and tubing. When I moved the dryer I noticed what looked like a huge wet stain around the vent connection that leads to my attic. There appears to be ...
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Very interesting issue - Hot water not coming out

Two days ago, my plumber had capped existing hot and cold waters lines in one of the shower and tub area as part of the remodel process. Since then I did not get hot water anywhere in the house. I ...
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Garage foundation and leakage in the floor

I found out that there was leak in my garage. And the wood is Rotten around that area and mold is growing. I started looking for any reason removed soil from outside and found out that break is broken ...
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Water dripping from the ceiling over a humidifier

Humidity in my house right now 13%, which is normal during winter. I have cathedral ceilings with no attic. It is an older, very large, 100% wood house, log cabin style. I ran 1 gallon humidifier for ...
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Toilet tank slow leak such that it runs for a few seconds periodically to refill

I've read through many of the q&a's here on the board and had already presumed my issue was a worn flapper. I ordered the replacement flapper from American Standard, adjusted as per their ...
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How to convince plumber that there is a gas leak?

I had some gas lines replaced in the crawl space and the next day after the plumber left I noticed a minor gas smell. I got into crawl space with a HomeFlex leak detector and it is clearly going off ...
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Sound of running water behind walls upstairs and downstairs

I woke up this morning to the sound of water running behind my walls. We live in a townhouse and share walls with 3 other owners. I've checked my toilet tanks in all bathroom to be sure the valve is ...
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Toilet leaking, possibly related to loose screws?

Pools of water have started to appear next to the base of my toilet. There are two screws near the base of the toilet. One of them is totally loose (see photo) - it just spins and I can waggle it ...
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Connected a new faucet, the pipes drip but only a little bit, is that a problem?

I installed a new kitchen sink faucet into a kitchen with over 60 year old plumbing. I tightened the connections at the point where the rigid piping meets the flexible risers, and there was some ...
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Should I dig a hole to pump water from under basement?

My basement is leaking in an area where I just had a sewer line installed. I had dug a square into the basement floor concrete, so that the plumber could run the new sewer line under the floor. The ...
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Sound of water running after bath taps turned off

When running a bath, for the duration of my bath I hear water running/heavy trickling coming from the drain away holes at the top of the bath drain. This has got louder and stronger over the last few ...
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Small atrium in 3rd floor of building has a storm drain that's leaking down to the crawlspace. How do i fix this?

My building (old 4 unit Victorian) has a small atrium on the 3rd floor with a storm drain that's leaking all the way down to the crawlspace underneath the building. When it rains, i can hear light ...
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Water leaks through the base of the window through a hole during hard rain. Is this normal?

I noticed that when it rains hard, our windows leak water from the hole in the picture, is this normal? I already removed the water though in the picture. Other side of the window
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Water Droplets Forming Inside AC with Irregular Air Flow

We've been using a Hitachi Split Inverter Type Air Conditioner for over a year now, and we recently had it service cleaned about three months ago (the recommended schedule is every eight months). ...
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NON-tapered, pipe joint leaking water

I am installing a mixing valve on my water heater to run water to my shop. The valve came from Europe, with adapters and rubber washers to convert to IPS, tapered joints. They are not working. How can ...
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stop cold air around window cracks

Around my living room window i see little crack (pic attached) from where cold air seems to enter. There are no cracks on the exterior of the house. Can anyone suggest what is the best product i can ...
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Upstairs toilet leaking into ceiling

My upstairs toilet is leaking into the ceiling downstairs only when the water supply is turned on. One company came out and cut a hole in the ceiling and said it is not the water pipe. Another company ...
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How can I prevent air leaks in my single-hung windows?

In our house we have regular single-hung windows which are leaking cold air. As usual, the double pane unit is encased in plastic trim. I can feel a draft coming out where the plastic has a seam with ...
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My filter system is leaking, should replacing fix it or I need a plumber?

My filter system is leaking and I have switched off water supply to it for now. As a result I am not getting water in refrigerator as well. My refrigerator doesn't have filter inside it, this is the ...
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Leaking bathroom sink?

My sink is leaking and I’m sure it’s from the lock nut (I’ve put an arrow on the pic at where the water seems to be coming from). Can anyone guide me on how to fix it? (Preferably by replacing the ...
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Small leak has appeared in a PVC drain pipe joint, how to seal?

I have attached a picture of the joint, and circled the bit that is leaking, a small hole. What is the best way to go about sealing this up and fixing it? Thanks.

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