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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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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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

I have a 3" diameter by 4 ft long, vertical ABS sewer drain pipe (unpressurized), in my wall that has a crack running lengthwise for around two feet and slowly getting longer. I've called a ...
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Cause of my roof leaking? (Victorian house with photos)

I was putting some stuff in the loft of my Victorian house (UK) and found the roof was dripping wet on the inside and it is wet pretty much everywhere, not just in one area. I have looked at the roof ...
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Kitchen sink drain pipe leaking inside the wall

I'm remodeling my kitchen and installed the new sink this week but noticed that any time the water runs, water emerges from inside the wall, near the drain pipe and as a result, the fiberglass ...
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Leaking Tub/Shower from the tub spout

I have a Moen Posi Temp shower valve that was leaking from the handle. I took apart the handle and replaced the Moen Posi Temp 1222 faucet cartridge with a OEM factory replacement. The old cartridge ...
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Is minor leaking at bottom corners of exterior doors normal or acceptable?

I worked with a contractor who installed 2 French Doors and one "normal" door. All of them leak at the bottom corners. 2 of them are minor, but if I put a paper towel in the corner when it ...
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What to do about water in ceiling from leak?

Some water leaked from my upstairs bathroom into the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom. I noticed it when I saw drips coming from my fan/lighting fixture. I would estimate the amount of water that ...
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Grout on floor next to shower pan wet

My shower is 2 years old. It has an acrylic Pan, tiled wall all the way to the ceiling and frameless glass doors. About a month ago I started getting moisture on the floor next to the back rear corner ...
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Need help diagnosing if there is a leak in my shower threshold

I had my shower remodeled about 3 years ago and recently have started to notice some issues in the grout around the threshold. There appears to be some mineral deposits at the base of the threshold on ...
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How to fix this leak in my on-demand water heater

The picture below shows the leak that my on-demand water heater developed. What's the likeliest culprit? Is it where the blue tube connects to the fitting or is it the fitting itself? In either case, ...
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Possible mould damage from burst pipe

On 15th December 2020 we became aware of a burst pipe on the side of our house. The source of the leak was the cold water pipe leading into the hot water system on the side of the house (brick veneer)...
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Advice on Furnace water leak, should I worry?

A week back we noticed our rug in front of the Furnace was soaked. Upon investigation I found that the leak appeared to be coming from a Vent Coupling (Vent Elbow) that leads out to our roof. I ...
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Why is there water dripping through my soffits?

This picture was taken directly below the roof in the 1st picture. You can see it is soaking wet. I do have a skylight on that roof but that has been replaced and sealed repeatedly. I always blamed ...
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How do I tighten this adapter so it stops leaking?

I'm installing a new faucet and it's going fairly smoothly except I cannot seem to get this adapter (unsure that's the right word) to stop leaking. I've managed to tighten the supply line (top green ...
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Bath diverter spout has extra quarter turn left in it

I've just installed (screwed in) a bath diverter spout. The outlet obviously has to point down once it is fully screwed in. When hand tightening, it is possible to complete an extra quarter turn at ...
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How can I locate and repair a leak on a flat roof?

I recently experienced a roof leak on a heavy raining day in the east coast. Picture 1: This is the interior ceiling. I tore open the ceiling sheetrock and could see that water was dripping from the ...
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Why does the funnel on my boiler clog and leak?

I apologize if I don't use the right terminology, please correct me. I have this boiler system called Grohe Red. Here is the manual. The problem I have is that every now and then the "funnel"...
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Master bath faucet leaks when using other showers or when running dishwasher

I have a master bathroom pretty much next to a second bathroom upstairs. Lately I noticed that when the 2nd bathroom shower is being used the master bathtub faucet leaks. I guess the same thing is ...
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How to Fix Busted Pipe Under Slab

I have an iron pipe underneath my slab. I busted it this morning when I was working on an adjacent pipe. It is a seam-split, parallel to the pipe's axis (i.e. the split runs long-ways on the pipe). I ...
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Clamped flexible rubber pipe/hose coupling won't seal completely

This is a coupling between the ABS pipe from a sump pump and a check valve so needs to be removable. Does one apply any sealant to make a leak-proof joint? I tried different tightness on the hose ...
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Leaking from roof between a one-story sun room and main structure

After a big wind and rain, today I found that it is leaking from the roof at the seam between this one-story sun room and the two-story main structure. This is the first time it leaked at this ...
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My Insinkerator Model HWT has been leaking water out of the right vent tube

My Insinkerator Model HWT has been leaking water out of the right vent tube after each use, and it is leaking down the casing. How can I repair it?
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How can I locate an inground pool leak?

I have a 16,000 gallon inground pool with a fiberglass finish over a gunnite shell. It has a 8-pop up infloor system which has been disabled, so the popups are the only returns. I have a leak ...
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How can I disassemble this kitchen faucet for repairs?

My kitchen faucet recently started leaking, but I've not been able to find instructions on addressing this problem that will work with my faucet. I don't know the make of model of the faucet as it is ...
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Replacing drywall on ceiling after a small flood

A laundry washer located upstairs, right above the basement room, had a leak and flooded the basement drywall ceiling. Luckily I was in the house and could stop the leak, however it did damage couple ...
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How to get rid of water stain on concrete?

Hi there was a leaked pipe and the leaked water formed a trail on my concrete floor. Now the leak is fixed and I thought the water trail will just disappear when it dries up, but instead, it has moved ...
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Radiator leaking from valve-less end

The radiator in my living room is slowly leaking from one of its ends; curiously it's not the end connected to the inlet or outlet pipe, nor the one where the vent valve is, but the fourth one. ...
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Will repointing solve water leakage issue?

I have a detached garage that is getting water leakage through the back wall. There are no leaks coming from the roof, in fact the roof was replaced within the last year. The walls of the garage are ...
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Leaking gutter down pipe/elbow junction

I noticed a leak at the joint of a down pipe and An-elbow, yet rain water flows through the down pipe as expected but quite a large amount of water is dripping (I outlined with red on the photo). ...
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How can I change a valve that leaks at the joint?

I have a valve in a box in the ground. It has a very small leak at the joint between the tube and the tap itself. I tried to tighten a little bit but it didn’t help. I think the only option that I see ...
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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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