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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Hydronic baseboard heating and warm floors

I have hydronic baseboard heating throughout my house and have been having issues with air in the system. Since I've lived here (4.5 years) I've noticed that certain floor areas are warm where the ...
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Leak from contractor work on toilet damaging plaster ceiling below (US)

We had a full bathroom renovation start while we were out of town. We just came home to discover that our contractor installed our toilet with the supply line leaking. The tile floor beneath the ...
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How can I repair my leaking/dripping tap?

Our tap is leaking. It started with a drip but occasionally it's a continuous flow. It's the cold tap (right). I've taken off the lever to reveal the small cog that controls the flow; no obvious ...
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Septic PVC Collar Leaking - Surfacing Wastewater

Issue I noticed a few days ago that the snow around my septic tank has been melting/iced. I didn't think much of it at first, because there wasn't much of an odor, and it was clear. However, after ...
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What is this plumbing part?

My sister-in-law sent us a picture of this. It is in a closet in her finished basement and she isn't sure what it is or what it's connected to, but it is dripping. As a layperson, my only guesses are ...
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Water leak behind shower joint

I need some quick help here. I think it should be fairly easy but want to check before tackle it. In my shower there is separate valve for handheld shower like in the pictures. Whenever I use it I ...
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How can I stop a leak in a shower valve?

My shower valve leaks. It started leaking a couple of weeks ago and I replaced the cartridge. I had to re-use some of the old parts because the new ones wouldn't fit. The valve stopped leaking for a ...
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Appropriate under sink coupling

I recently detected a small leak coming from my bathroom sink. I started disassembling and found the pipe connecting the p-trap to the wall was only loosely fitted to the wall side of the connection. ...
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Can I stop this leak by just replacing this faucet?

Outside of the house, there is a water leak from this faucet. Looks like it runs between the house and the water shut off valve. On the other side of the water shut off is some irrigation piping ...
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Is the hissing sound of water the source point of the leak?

I have a water leak (I think) but no water leak anywhere in my condo. I heard the hissing noise a week ago and still no water anywhere. My condo is upstairs and my garage (and neighbor garage) below. ...
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How to resolve waste pipe from iron soil stack leaking into the wall

Behind my kitchen units in an inaccessible corner is a leaking and open waste pipe, next to a new one that was installed with my new kitchen. The pipe has not been closed off and its completely open ...
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How can I stop sink fitting from leaking?

We have a somewhat interesting set up under our kitchen sink. There is a flexible pipe fitting connecting the sink drain to the waste pipe. We recently had a clog in the line and I had to disassemble ...
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Oil burner water leak

My oil burner is leaking water out the box that contains the sparking gun. It's like a faucet thats left just on. Theres a hissing sound of water leaking. I'm thinking it's a plumbing issue but am not ...
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What to do with roof leaking down the end gable?

I'm renting a house in the north of England. Currently we have a storm, and my roof is leaking. There's not too much water in my upstairs rooms yet. I read about this online, and it says that while ...
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Repair leak in PVC elbow

a few days ago I noticed water pooling in the ceiling of my bathroom. I pulled away the drywall to find a PVC pipe venting to my roof had unseated itself from a 90 degree elbow. After re-cementing the ...
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Window is leaking into stucco

I have some water that has worked its way into the baseboard of my house. The leak is directly below the corner of a window. It looks like the previous owner had the stucco repaired but a gap has ...
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Radon system water leak in attic

In my attic there is (what I think is) the fan part of a radon mitigation system. There's a lip, and water pools there, then overflows and gets water in the attic. It seems to be worse when it rains. ...
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Is there a common cause of leaky mixer taps?

I bought an ex-rental home that was refreshed for sale with new, but cheap bathroom fittings. All of the single-lever mixer taps developed the same issue inside 18 months: slow water egress at the ...
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Determine source of water leak

The issue is that water is dripping onto ceiling tiles. The photograph shows a concrete ceiling embedded with a 3 inch PVC pipe. It would seem that the leak is above the concrete ceiling as the ...
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Leaking sink at the bathroom sink underneath the bowl seal

Not sure what it's called but the sink bowl leaks (not near the pipe) but directly underneath the bowl where there are rubber sealants. Hope the image helps. And it only leaks when the water flows ...
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Should seal tape ever go in a union?

I messed up the soldering of this 1" copper union (solder went into the threads) and the threaded joint (not the soldering) is having a very small leak, yet noticeable. I will replace the union ...
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How to fix a slow drip in this exterior faucet?

Now that I've disconnected my hose for the winter, I can see that the exterior faucet/valve on the house I just moved in to has a slow drip (drips once every several seconds). I worry about the water ...
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Water leakage in new house - is this common or an issue?

I am planning to purchase a house from some builder and I have finalized some properties. All are newly constructed houses. In one of it, I can see some water leakage in walls due to rain. Is this ...
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Replaced Bathroom Sink Drain leaking

I'm replacing bathroom sink drain assembly, but it's slowly dripping the water. The assembly is old. I only replaced washer. It tightened with hands. Any ideas?
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Bathtub Overflow gasket still leaking

I had a leak a couple of days ago from the old bathtub overflow gasket which I then replaced with a brand new one. I have no idea since when it started leaking but good thing I caught it. The problem ...
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Can open bottom septic tank weaken the building foundation

My building has a septic tank which is at the bottom of the groundfloor. Basically it's right underneath the building and it has open bottom. I'm worried if this can weaken the soil (Clay ground) ...
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Newly installed heat pump system - Air Handler condensate leaking out of ceiling

I recently had my a/c system replaced with a heat pump system (Less than 2 weeks ago). The original was a 2.5-ton a/c. The new system is a 3-ton heat pump. I'm now having all sorts of drainage issues ...
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New toilet fill valve's plastic back nut not compressing rubber sealing washer enough to seal cistern inlet hole

My cistern inlet hole was seeping. I bought a new fill valve, removed the old fill valve, removed the sealant applied to cistern inlet hole, and installed the new fill valve. What doesn't work ...
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How do I change the shower tap?

I need to fix the leak from the shower head but I don't know how to open the tap. Could anyone please assist?
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Replace valve/washer/nut/seal for toilet cistern water inlet leaking where nut meets porcelain?

The outside of my toilet cistern is dripping where the water inlet connects to the cistern and push valve, specifically, where the plastic nut (the one tightened by hand) meets the porcelain. There ...
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Do I need to replace all of the insulation if the AC condensation causes a stain? [closed]

I recently noticed a stain on the living room ceiling of my second floor condo unit. Above this ceiling is the master bedroom. I had a contractor come by who informed me it was likely condensation ...
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Basement refrigerator copper line leak

I have an issue with a flexible copper pipe in the basement ceiling occasionally dripping cold water There is no spraying - just slow drips. I noticed condensation issues in the basement on hot humid ...
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Coolant line leaking water into basement. How do I seal it?

My coolant line enters the foundation under ground. During heavy rains the ground get saturated and water runs inside the insulation into my basement. What is a good product to seal the outside? ...
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How to remove a clog at the backside of an air conditioner?

I have an old ductless split-type air conditioner that is leaking water on the inside. I have verified that the drainage hose is clear and that the main condensation collection tray is clean. The ...
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Filling depression in a Flat Roof with Sand and Roofing Rubber?

I have a row house with a "flat roof" meaning it actually has a small grade so that water runs off the back. However, towards the middle of the roof there is a depression that allows an inch ...
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connecting a grill to gas line

A technician told me I can simply connect a grill to gas line without any need for tapes. I connected our grill to the gas line without using any tape for isolation. I ran the soapy water test and ...
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Leaky p trap, no bevel at connection point

The p trap in my kitchen sink started leaking at the rear connection point. When I unscrewed it to see what was going on, there was no bevel on either end of the connection. I don’t know how the seal ...
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Access required to change shower drain

I'm not handy so excuse the rough description. I think that my shower drain is leaking. There is water in the trap and the leak stopped, so I think it's something about how the drain connects to the ...
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Leaky Windows caused drywall discoloration / damage - how to approach repair?

After a heavy rainfall I noticed that an area of the drywall was discolored and cold/soft and managed to push it in (woops). This area is usually behind a curtain so we never noticed it before. I ...
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How do I fix a leak in my sink's drain pipe? [closed]

Started facing a water leak issue on pvc pipe under the bathroom sink. I am new to this and never fixed this before. How do i fix this leak ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Leaking Shower Handle

Our outdoor shower is leaking. All the water is coming from right behind the handle. Do I need to replace the whole unit or can I just replace the cartridge? Video here: https://youtu.be/ETXY8khsHw0
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Water making its way out of the shower pan, bubbling laminate floor. Grout in shower floor stays wet

How do I keep the water inside my shower?? I'm getting water blisters in the laminate floor outside my shower. My shower is about 3 years old. The enclosure was hot-mopped hardie-backer cement board. ...
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Minor leak from PRV Adjustment Bolt

I had a PRV installed a few months ago to reduce my home's water pressure to 80 PSI. I recently noticed some additional sounds from my toilets, and upon investigating found that my PSI had jumped to ...
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How do I stop a leak / change the cartridge on this faucet handle?

I recently moved into a new apartment and have a slow leak from the left faucet handle in the bathroom (given the build up you can see in the photo, it’s probably been leaking for a while). I assume I ...
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Coal room basement leak: seal the chute or fix the drainage?

My 1920s house was originally an L shape, with the chimney and coal furnace at a rear corner of the main range under the living room (think the top, inside corner of the vertical arm of the L, if ...
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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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