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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Change tap that leaks at the joint

I have a tap in a box in the ground (not sure if tap is the right word - it stops the water if I turn a quarter). It has a very small leak at the joint between the tube and the tap itself. I tried to ...
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How do I temporarily protect a flat roof until a permanent fix can be made?

I recently discovered there's a corner of my flat roof that was poorly installed and has lead to a leak and some rotting. So far there are no signs of interior damage but it will likely be several ...
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How to detect minor leaks in problem area below skylight?

I've had problems with my skylight leaking into the conditioned space (roughly 1 gallon per storm), but I think it've fixed it for the short term by replacing its screws and caulking it. I don't see ...
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Sealing the roof

I have a flat cement roof that is leaking into the ceiling of the top room. How would I seal it? It is also a patio. What would work? Should I tile it or seal it with rubber paint (can you still walk ...
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Moen bathroom faucet leaking at base

I replaced both cartridges on my moen bathroom faucet and it still appears to be a slow leak at the base, I'm not sure what to do next?
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Small hole in shower base

I have a shower at home that was installed before I arrived. Water leaks when someone takes a shower. By having water running through the drain, I confirmed the leak does not come from the drain or ...
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Clear Marine Vinyl Sheet On Bathtub Surround To Temporarily Waterproof Walls?

I have a bathroom upstairs with a bathtub/shower, and a bathroom downstairs directly below. I keep getting a significant leak from the upstairs bathroom down through the ceiling into the bathroom ...
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How to repair leak between P-trap arm and drain pipe

I recently replaced my bathroom faucet including the water supply lines and I now have a slow leak from the drain pipe/P-trap connection. I'm thinking I must have accidentally bumped the P-trap or ...
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water pressure regulator releasing a tiny bit of water

About a month ago i installed new water lines and a water pressure regulator. The supply pressure is ~95psi and the regulator drops it to ~50psi before it continues to the house and workshop in 1.5&...
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leak below shower

I have discovered a small leak below my shower base. When I slide some paper towels below the shower, and have the water run for 5 minutes, I see around 5 drops of water, probably coming from a hole ...
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I can’t stop a tail pipe leak after installing in bathroom sink

I installed a new faucet and tail pipe in a bathroom sink. It leaks where the tail pipe collar connects under the sink. I have done this type of bathroom faucet replacement probably 6 or 7 times over ...
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Need a quick fix for leaking door frame. During flood

We are in the middle of tropical storm and there is flooding on one side of house. The side door seems to be leaking from under the frame (not the actual door) its too wet to duct tape. Any ...
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Help with double leak at Toilet Supply in flat please

Could anyone here please offer any advice on how to troubleshoot/fix 2 separate leaks I have in my flat in the two positions shown below? The first leak spurts out of the top of the nut at the ...
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Pressure guage full of water and leaking

I have some DIY knowledge, but it falls somewhat flat when it comes to plumbing. I noticed there was a leak in the airing cupboard and tracked it down to this innocuous pressure guage. I have no idea ...
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Leaking Soffit/facia

I moved into a new home in the summer and having water issues with water at the corner of my garage. The picture probably helps the most, but basically after everything has dried up, I still have ...
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Capping a bathroom faucet?

I have a bathroom faucet that leaks hot water. There's no valve between the hot water tank and the sink. I figure I have a few options in the short term: Drain the tank before replacing the washer ...
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2 unknown pipes in garage, one dripping/leaking

These pipes are about 4' tall. The one on the left is dripping water, it appears to have a valve to turn it off....Can anyone tell me what these are for and if I should turn the valve off?
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Source for vinegary smell on leak?

Recently, I headed down into our basement, the first time I've been down there in weeks to be honest, and I noticed that there initially seemed to be a leak coming from the Pittsburgh potty in the ...
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I'm having trouble fixing a mysterious toilet leak

I have a Caroma (Australia) eco-style toilet. There is a recurring leak around the base but ONLY when the water supply main valve is turned on. The toilet can have water in the bowl, and water in the ...
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Does this ceiling look like it contains asbestos? [duplicate]

I noticed water dripping from my kitchen ceiling. I informed my parents about it and they decided the best thing to do was rip part of the ceiling off? I am very worried about this as I think it may ...
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How can I locate the source of a shower wall leak?

I have a shower in the upstairs bathroom that has developed a leak through the ceiling and caused water damage. Initially, I thought it was the bathtub caulking and redid it but that did not stop the ...
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Does a 0.1 PSI drop in 24 hours indicate a leak in gas piping?

After installing some new CSST with black iron end points and pressure testing at 5 PSI, is it bad to lose 1/10 of a PSI (0.1 PSI) in 24 hours? I cannot identify any leaky joints with solution and I'...
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Fixing a leak in water heater pipe joint

I had a new water heater put in and discovered a slow drip at the joint where the hot water pipe from the heater connects to the house piping. The installer claimed that he didn't touch that solder ...
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whirlpool tub faucet mixer **spraying** in the ceiling of first floor

I have a Kohler whirlpool tub on second floor, not used for months, and when I switch on either the hot or cold faucet, it leaks all over in the ceiling of first floor room, but no water comes in the ...
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Locating toilet tank leak: flapper or flush valve or tanks bolts and washers

I have a toilet tank that's slowly leaking into the bowl causing it to refill periodically. I can rule out the fill valve having loose grit/obstructions causing it to fill slowly after it should have ...
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garage walls wet

HI, I am purchasing a home and noticed some spots in the garage walls? Not sure if its moisture or a leak since its on the same place on both sides. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
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Blomberg Bottom Freezer Constantly Leaking Water

I have a 5yo fridge with a bottom freezer that accumulates ice on top of the condensate drain port. This causes the condensate to accumulate, freeze and sometimes drain onto the floor. I have the ...
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Incorrect Tub Drain Installation?

I've recently replaced the trim in my bathtub/shower, including the drain trim. The neighbor below me (I'm in a condo) has said my bathtub seems to leak onto his ceiling now. Since I suspect there's ...
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How to replace this washing machine valve/faucet?

The valve leaks at the spot where the hose connects to the faucet. It has leaked with two different hoses. I'm trying to replace the valve, but it is not easy to get off. Is it designed to come off? ...
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Can't find screw on leaky faucet handle

One of my bathroom faucet recently started leaking. If I push it all the way to the back, it starts dripping, if I turn it ccw a bit, then the leaking almost stops. I'm thinking it may be a washer ...
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Bottom of dishwasher leaking when not running

I just moved into a house and was trying to adjust the dishwasher height when I noticed the bottom of the dishwasher is leaking when I'm not even using it. Here is the leaking part circled in red: ...
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There is a pvc pipe that goes into my floor next to my water heater and central ac unit and its overflowing..but why?

Let me start by saying i'm not a plumber nor have i done HVAC. Last night i walked in and noticed I've have a leak in the corner of my living room so i looked for where it was coming from and on the ...
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Leaking drain joint in reconstructed pipes under new kitchen sink

We recently installed a new countertop and kitchen sink (which is built into the island). The sink is 2 inches deeper than the old sink, so we had to redo the plumbing to make everything fit. We used ...
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How to seal a pipe pass-through in a basement wall

My house is 15 years old, and ground water has suddenly started to leak into the basement around a pipe that passes through the poured concrete foundation. The method of installation complicates the ...
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AC leaking into drip pan in the attic

I apologize in advance for this long post. This is the first summer in this home that I bought. I'm a first time homeowner. One day I realized a big stain in my ceiling right under the attic and found ...
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Drip leak from a 2 yr old toilet / bolt

I had my toilet replaced about 2 yrs back with a Kohler 4467. It seems to have developed a drip leak from where it is bolted - a drop or 2 every 30min. I had the plumber who installed it come and look ...
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How to unscrew this spigot?

(From my earlier posts, you may have learned that I had several different bibs cause several different floods in different parts of my house. Each instance posed its own unique challenges. This is a ...
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Leak check mini split AC

I am finishing up a 6 zone mini split DIY installation and before closing up some of the walls I would like to do some leak checks. My set up is that from the condenser it splits into 2 branch boxes ...
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Should I replace a single powered roof vent with ridge vent according to my roofer's advice?

I am new to home improvement, and I'd like to ask your advice. I am the owner of a house in Maryland. Within a few weeks, we will install a new roof.  Currently, my roof doesn't have a ridge vent, and ...
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Graphite packing rope squeezes out between valve stem and packing nut

I'm repairing an old brass hot water valve for my washing machine. I've removed the old packing material and replaced it with new graphite packing rope. I've tightened the packing nut until it is ...
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Toilet Leaking into basement

My toilet starting leaking down the PVC sewer pipe underneath into my unfinished basement last week and also causing a loud banging and resonance through my pipes when it would fill. I thought that ...
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How to fix hose bib?

I have four hoses at my house and they all failed over the winter and started flooding the house. I'm going to fix them one at a time. I've unscrewed the first one and pulled out this: I expected ...
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Humidity spot in neighbour (below) flat from an empty appartement during confinement?

My neighbour (below) is complaining of water infiltrating his ceiling and state it's from my flat's shower but : The shower is about 3-4 meters away from this leakage ( more like an humidity spot as ...
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What is the correct way to fix a leaky drain trap that is not detachable?

I have a shower that has a leak in the drain trap. From this picture, it appears to be leaking from the drain to pipe connection to the shower pan, but that part is actually fixed as it was leaking ...
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How to shut off water from city meter with no customer shut-off valve

I want to shut off the water from the main city supply in order to repair my main water valve inside the house. But there doesn't seem to be any shut-off valve, Please refer to pictures
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How do I remove window sill stop block on double-hung vinyl window?

The vinyl double hung window was installed on my brick house a few years ago. The Screws that hold the replacement windows are drilled in through the bottom of the drain holes with no caulking on the ...
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New water supply lines continue to leak at toilet tank connection

I have tried two new water supply hoses on my toilet tank. Each time they have leaked at the tank. I was very careful to, at first hand tighten and then, gently, with a channel lock pliers, turn them ...
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What is this metal piece coming out of my sprinkler system piping?

Between my sprinkler system solenoid valve and indexing valve there is a T connector that adds some sort of metal piece on top of the pipe. I could not find a similar part on any of the sprinkler ...
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Have water seepage in basement bedroom of 5 year old home, still under home warranty

I have a rental property, about 5 years new. The basement is half underground, ground is level, not sloped. Tenant has been noting that there is slow water seepage into their bedroom floor from the ...
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HVAC / Furnace Evaporator unit in attic leaking cold air

We have an A/C (and heat) unit in the attic with force air ducts going to the ceilings in the rooms. I was in the attic today when the A/C turned on. I felt cold air come on my leg when I was near the ...

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