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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Could my furnace be leaking due to condensation neutralizer?

I posted this and the main suspect was condensation pump but after troubleshooting, the pump is working fine (tested standalone). Now I wonder if the leak could be due to the condensation neutralizer; ...
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old american standard bathtub faucet still leaks after replacing 2k-2c cartridge

Just replaced a leaky cold-water faucet cartridge and it still leaks. It's "better" but far from solved. The rubber on the old 2k-2c cartridge seemed to be pretty deteriorated (practically no longer ...
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Is my furnace leaking water?

I have water accumulated in my basement, that I squeezed out using towel. It was about 8 gallons of water in all. The only source I can see is the furnace whose surrounding is wet but I have never ...
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Vent system leaking under sink

We've recently noticed a leak under our sink - it's possibly always been there and it's just not been severe enough that we've noticed it. The system was fitted by the previous owners of the house and ...
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Leaking faucet connection (inside vanity)

I just discovered the faucet connection inside the vanity is leaking. The leak appears to happen at the top of the connection (where the black pipe meets the white of the vanity. What could be causing ...
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Water seeps through basement floor at drain exit during heavy rain

We've been having heavy rains in Madison, Wisconsin, lately, and on two occasions I've found water seeping into my basement in this location: The red x's mark pipes that seem to have no function. ...
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pipe leakage in the sink

I have this sink in my laundry room, and it started water-leaking a few days ago. After checking it seemed to me that the joint part between the sink hole and the pipe was a gasket, which was ...
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Kenmore Dishwasher Leaking

I have a Kenmore 665.13549N412 dishwasher. It seems to be leaking during the dry cycle only out of the left corner if you are facing the dishwasher with the door closed. I have replaced the inner ...
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Toilet leaking into bowl

We had a HydroRight in the toilet for several years (with the split, dual flush handle) and all of a sudden, water began trickling into the bowl, and the tank would refill every 10-15 minutes, which ...
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Fixing Chimney leak and ceiling damage

I got a quote from contractor to fix chimney leaking water during rain to ceiling. There is drywall damage to ceiling too as result. What he is recommending is ripping off the roof 2 feet around the ...
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Tracking Potential Bathtub Leak Without Removing It

I've noticed that the corner of my bathtub gets wet. When a paper towel is placed there, it gets soaked in a short while. There is no large amount of water leaking out though. That spot just gets ...
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New washing machine inlet valve (the one in the machine, not one on the wall pipe) sounds like it periodically leaks water inside, does it need a fix?

So I have bought a front loading LG washing machine and I sometimes notice a hum noise starts and it seems like water flows through the hose into the washing machine, but not always just from time to ...
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Toilet drainage leak

We have a problem with our toilet. When we flush it, water rises in the bowl, then slowly leaks away through the drain onto the floor. I took a video of the problem to possibly send to a plumber. ...
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Cast iron sewer pipe leak? Or something else? Shower pan?

We have a concrete slab and it’s soaked. Water has been coming up through the grout of our ceramic tile. This may have been something that happened over time and we only noticed now. We had a few ...
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Possible Leak at Plumbing Solder Joint

I am currently renovating my bathroom and recently removed the copper supply piping back to and including the hot and cold shutoff valves to repipe for a new shower valve. Everything was repiped with ...
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How do I determine if a slow toilet leak is due to an actual leak, or due to sweating?

I got my wife a bidet for her birthday (something she'd been asking for for a while). Several days after install, we came to realize that there was a thin sheen of water under the toilet, enough to ...
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What to try next when pipe joints leak with both thread sealant and with teflon tape?

I am plumbing a couple fixtures (a water heater and a shower) with pex and a few threaded fittings (at the heater and shower fixtures only). At first I used teflon tape (3-5 turns in direction of ...
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Well Pressure Tank from 35 PSI to 65 and back every 7 minutes

My well pressure tank (Well X Trol) kicks on, goes up to 65 PSI, then immediately starts dropping, and after about 7 minutes, hits 35 PSI and kicks back on again, pushing it back up to 65 PSI... and ...
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How to Approach Fixing a Roof Leak When Drywall is Rotted Out?

My parents house has a leak in the roof that hasn't been takan care of for a few years and has pretty much destroyed the drywall in the affected region. What strategy should I use to repair the leak? ...
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Sealing leaking cracks in concrete lanai roof that is also an upstairs balcony

First, I want to apologize for the length of this. I like to think I'm a reasonably competent DIYer but this one may be out of my wheelhouse. (and I'm not even sure what type of contractor I'd call ...
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Water coming out of Bath tap when sink tap turned on

Water is coming out of our bath tap when we turn the sink tap on. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Bathroom flooded by condo upstairs. Can there be mold on the drywall between the floors?

Upstairs condo neighbor had an ongoing leak for about two weeks in their bathroom. Not sure what was leaking, but they replaced toilet ring and shower faucets and since then the leak has stopped. This ...
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Last sprinkler head leaking water

I have a row of 6 sprinklers and the last one constantly leaks. I originally thought it was leaking because of underground roots. I dug up the pipe before the last sprinkler where the roots were not ...
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Convert recessed brick mortar to concave mortar design to decrease water intrusion due to high winds

High winds cause my 20 year old brick home to leak water through the reduced cement volume in the head joints. Water runs through head joints, down inside of brick wall, then leaks under the sill ...
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Fixing sump pump discharge

Could someone explain exactly why this discharge system works or what I need to do to fix it? I installed a backup sump pump last month. I noticed that the discharge pipe going through the wall was ...
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How to fix leaks in concrete and steel bulkhead

I have a bit of an urgent situation forming. I recently purchased a house that's 55 years old, with "no history of basement leaks." Long story short - my basement flooded yesterday during a small rain ...
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Caulk around bottom of toilet?

We just got a lovely new vinyl bathroom floor put in. The edges (wall, tub) are nicely caulked but not the base of the toilet. I did read What kind of caulk to use in order to caulk the toilet to ...
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How do I repair my partially rotted subfloor?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom and discovered that the sub-floor was partially rotted near the bathtub, under the toilet. Based on the tile/mortar, it looks like whoever did this floor last ...
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Did a pressure spike cause this valve body to crack in half?

So I'm down in the basement last night and hear water running. Turns out I've got water spraying out from a pipe located above the water heater. The water was jetting out from a valve I installed 4 ...
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We noticed a small puddle in the basement due to melting ice but it has not happened since - should I still replace patch on foundation wall?

We noticed a small puddle during a warmer period last week and traced it back to the foundation wall. I removed the drywall and insulation (it was only on top half of wall) and found that the previous ...
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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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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 a roof drain 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 ...