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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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Questions about a fire suppression system breaking

I own and live in a condo unit. There is a fire suppression system that runs between the walls of each unit. The unit is about 15 years old. 5 years ago, after an extremely cold night, I walked in ...
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Cold water leaking into the hot lines?

Recently the water heater (installed upstairs) had a leak so I disconnected it and removed it. There is a ball valve shut off on the cold line into the tank - I closed it to be able to open the main ...
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Leak and hose with unknown purpose [on hold]

Why is there a 1/2" diameter hose going into the floor behind my washing machine? The other end of the hose is not connected to anything, but it flooded the floor this morning.
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Toilet supply line/tube sprays water from below the coupling nut

My toilet tank was leaking rust and water, so I replaced the three bolts at the bottom of the tank. But when I replaced the supply line/tube, the new supply line/tube sprays water from below the ...
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How can I repair a leaking valve on an unused refrigerator water line?

I recently bought a fridge that doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser. I turned off the water under my sink that goes to the fridge line, yet I still find a puddle of water in the morning when ...
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New float valve in header tank with very slow leak

This problem is driving me nuts! The top tank for the hot water overflows at night time but is OK during the day. My conclusion is that there is a very slow leak when it should have shut off. I have ...
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Shower leaking out the grout

First off, I am not very handy, and my husband is even less so. We have lived in our house almost 2 years and it is 13 years old. During the inspection, I believe the grout in the corners was ...
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dishwasher leak from bottom front middle upon start of cycle

My dishwasher has been leaking some from the bottom of the door in the middle. There is no gasket there, so that is not the problem. My air gap was clogged, could that have exascerbated the issue? ...
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Moisture is leaking through my basement walls, but the house is surrounded by concrete. Worth fixing?

I'm in Minneapolis, in a house built in 1886, fully renovated a few years ago. The basement is finished. This has been an extremely wet winter, with lots of snow and ice that is now melting. Some ...
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How does a contractor determine the water performance rating needed for a sliding glass door?

We had our home recently renovated, and after a large rain, during AZ's last monsoon season, we found a large puddle on water in the house back our new sliding glass door. After determining we didn't ...
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Who should I call for this type of leak?

We have a balcony above our garage attached to the house, that is surrounded by 3 stucco walls and has a drain in the middle that leads into our garage. Example of random balcony with drain similar ...
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What type of pipe and fittings is this?

I recently had to disconnect the toilet connected to this pipe, and on connecting it back I seem to have accidentally twisted it (despite efforts to the contrary.) This has caused a tiny leak on one ...
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Identifying old single handle shower valve/cartride?

Need help identifying the tub/shower faucet valve/cartridge in the pictures below. I shutoff the main and removed EVERYTHING in preparation for replacement at a later date, and realized I never took ...
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Fridge is leaking. Found the culprit?

Every once in awhile my fridge will leak water from somewhere underneath. I took off the horizontal grill along the base of the fridge and looked underneath to find a white, plastic tray of some kind (...
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How can I prevent mold from growing on my bathroom walls?

The humidity in my bathroom is causing mold to grow on the walls. In addition there was a leak in the roof, that stained the ceiling, and now the ceiling is discolored as well even though the leak ...
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Bathroom Fan Leaking/Dripping

Can you help some frustrated new home owners? Our 14 month old new home is leaking this brown liquid into our bathroom. This almost exclusively happens after a snowfall and it starts to melt. We get ...
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Bathroom Vent Fan Leaks

I have red water leaking/dripping from the vent bathroom fan in the second floor bathrooms. This only happens after a good snowfall and during the snow melt as it warms. We get about 6 hours of ...
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Found out expansion tank for water heater was bad after leak. Should I change connection that leaked?

My home has PEX pipes. The PEX pipe runs under the sink and has a fitting that goes directly on the bottom of the faucet. I noticed that the hot connection would leak about 30 mins after a shower. Did ...
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Bathtub Drain leakage - recurring failures

I have had recurring problems with a bathtub drain leaking. After soaking the ceiling below the problem is noticed, and each time reapplying putty to the drain, seems to solve the problem. ...
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Should I insulate a metal pipe roof vent to stop condensation?

I recently bought a home which was a renovation. I had a water leak from the ceiling in an upstairs room. Upon opening up the drywall, I noticed there was what appears to be a vent of some sort that ...
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I replaced my faucet supply line but it's still leaking. Any ideas?

My cold water supply line (braided steel) on my kitchen sink seemed to be leaking at the (1/2") connection. I replaced the line with a similar braided unit. I tightened it hand tight, then a half ...
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Water getting into cottage

I have been dealing with this problem ever since I purchased the property (Aug 2018). There is water that is getting into our backyard cottage -- no idea from where! It has created a musty smell, the ...
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how to fix leak under the sink

Our super installed a new faucet and when I tried it it was working just fine, a few hours after I noticed a few drops. I go under the sink and record a video. Below is a picture of the leak and here ...
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My new pool pump has a high PSI and bubbles are in the water. How can I repair it?

I recently had someone resurface my pool. During the resurfacing, they noted that the skimmer was not holding pressure per their test (long story short, these guys weren't 100% reliable and wanted a ...
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My sliding window is leaking air via the groove - is it fixable?

I live in an apartment complex with a dedicated maintenance crew. I noticed that one of our bedrooms is a lot colder than the rest of the apartment, and of course when inspecting the sliding windows, ...
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leaky bathtub not sure where the leak is

We had drips from ceiling right below bathtub upstairs. It only happened when the tub was filled with water(even small amount, so probably not overflow issue). I don't see any bathtub crack. What can ...
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Repairing water damage to plaster over concrete block

We had a leak in our attic and have water damage on our ceiling (plaster on lathe) and exterior wall (plaster on concrete block). Because of our stupidity, we know that the leak consisted of exactly 1/...
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Frozen outdoor spigot, small leak from indoor shut off valve

So I shut off the indoor valve to my outdoor spigot and then opened the outdoor valve to drain in the fall. There was a slight drip like the indoor valve wasn't closing all the way but then it stopped....
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Leaking pipe in basement ceiling

The other day I noticed that our drywall was saturated and having removed it found an open ended pipe above it was leaking. The thing is I have absolutely no idea what this pipe is or why it has just ...
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Repair tiny hole/scratch in copper pipe

I discovered a very tiny hole/scratch in a copper pipe in my basement this morning. It looks like the scratch was caused by a screw that was holding up some wood paneling. The hole is in the middle of ...
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How high is shower waterproofing treatment supposed to be?

We noticed a sudden water leak while deep cleaning the master shower with the removable shower head, and quickly found the culprit - the tile "bench" in the shower had a grout joint that has ...
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Repair Leaking Roof/Chimney In Winter

I live in an 100 year old house in Michigan. I have suspicions that the flashing around my chimney is leaking as the plaster in the ceiling directly below the chimney & roof point is getting soft ...
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How to identify this shower faucet or cartridge brand to stop tub spout leak and remove screw-less escutcheon plate?

I’m working on a bathroom and trying to fix a slow leak coming out of the tub spout. Since it’s from the spout I’m assuming the leak is generating from the cartridge or the associated o-rings/seats &...
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rain water leaking into basement from underneath chimney

enter image description hereBought this home over the summer. I recently rebuilt the exhaust flu for my boiler because it was deteriorating from water damage. The round hole in the basement foundation ...
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How to fix a leaking pipe?

Kitchen pipe is leaking, I think I have identified the leaking is the red circle. I should not apply glue or any kind of sealant, should I? What if I tighten it with a spanner and it still leaks? ...
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Toilet is leaking around the base [duplicate]

Last Wednesday, my toilet experienced a small leak around the base. I monitored it for a few days and I didn't see the leak again. Today, the toilet leaked around the base again. This time, there was ...
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bath tub faucet drip

After shutting off the main water supply (at the end of my driveway) and removing the faucet handle and the spout, the pipe from the spout still drips water after two hours. I was trying to replace ...
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Drip leak on ceiling right above toilet. Can't nail down the source

So, I have a few drops of water showing up on my first level ceiling right about where the bathrooms are on the second level. On the second level I have two bathrooms - back to back (and the toilets ...
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Roof leak where chimney meets roof

We have a roof leak which seems to be "mystifying" our roofer. 6 months after our roof was reshingled and about 2 years after a total chimney rebuild, we are still dealing with a roof leak along where ...
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Should a brand new AAV be able to leak water?

I know that ideally, an AAV (Air admittance valve) would not leak air or water out. But, should it be able to leak water under certain circumstances (such as running the garbage disposal) while still ...
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Shower hot water valve still “leaking” after replacement of washers

Thank you beforehand for the help. Issue we are experiencing is that we have a bathtub hot water valve that has started to leak again after replacing the washers about a month ago. Mind you this ...
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Proper way to install Torch Down

On the recommendation of a gutter installer I hired a roofer to install torch down over the front porch awning. The gutter installer pointed out that the person who did the awning didn't do it right ...
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Prevent water spill from shower pipes during removal of stem

It is good to know that I don't have to worry about small, isolated water spills behind a wall. But, I would like to avoid this happening whenever I want to work on the shower stem. With a minimal ...
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Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
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Is replacing the nails with gasketed screws likely to remedy leaks in a metal shed roof?

I own a 40 year old shed with a steel roof that was fastened using gasketed nails. Over time the nails have worked loose and the gaskets disintegrated and many of the holes leak. Will pulling them ...
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Fixing the slope of a flat roof

I consider myself pretty handy, but when it comes to roofing I have very little experience. I have re-shingled a couple of roof's but that's it. My home is a 1915 victorian home built with a roof ...
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How do i waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor?

How do I waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor? I recently decided to replace the floor tiles in my bathroom and found that there had been a leak under the shower. This has meant that the ...
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What could cause unexpected high water usage?

An apartment water meter has been running high for the last three months for no apparent reason. It's now about 3,000 gallons higher than normal. The meter registers slow continuous usage - even ...
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New basin waste leaks, only when plug is removed

I've just fitted a new basin waste with a plug in a chain. I've tried with the supplied washers etc, and with plumber mait, and have the same results each time. The seal holds whilst the plug is in, ...
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Leaky 1/2” NPT valve with strange notches. Could they be the issue?

I have tried 3 wraps of tape and six. Still leaking. Could the problem be these notches? What are they for? They are to perfect looking to be a flaw, right?