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 am had some gas lines replaced in the crawl space and the next day after the plumber left I noticed some minor gas smell. I got into crawl space with HomeFlex leak detector and it is clearly going ...
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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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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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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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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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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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After I plunged my toilet, there was a leak to the downstairs ceiling. Could this be a wax ring issue? It doesn't leak when I flush afterwards

After I plunged my toilet, there was a leak to the downstairs ceiling. Could this be a wax ring issue? It doesn't leak when I flush afterwards.
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Leaky bathroom faucet - can't find screw on handle

Hoping to get help with fixing a leaky faucet in my bathroom. It is dripping at about a drop per second. The water is cold, so I believe it is the cold handle that is the issue (is that an appropriate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should I do about soaked particle board under my kitchen sink?

I recently discovered I have a leaky garbage disposal (that i have yet to fix). I think it had been leaking for a while, and it has caused the particle board beneath the kitchen sink to sag. I have ...
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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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Why is my bathroom sink leaking around the overflow seal?

Can anyone tell me why I have water leaking out from under the actual sink? It’s coming from the overflow “Reservoir” area? The sink is draining completely fine otherwise. Just replaced the sink drain....
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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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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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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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In which direction do I unscrew this utility sink faucet to replace the washers?

This utility sink has a slow drip from the end of the spout. This should be easily fixed by replacing the rubber washers in the levers, however the phillips screws, shown further below, seem very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whirlpool washing machine has a small leak from bottom

I have replaced the seal below the pump and the drain hose and I have a leak only on normal when it's operating in spin cycle. It's a small leak on the front bottom counter weight. Can anyone help? I ...
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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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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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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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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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Chimney still leaking despite reflashing and coating

My chimney was leaking and the contractor pulled apart the roof around it and reput it with proper sealing and coating. Then he also coated the entire chimney with Geocel siliconized seal which is ...
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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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1/4 turn shutoff valve doesn't completely turn water off

My 1/4 shut off valve still allows a very small amount of water through when turned off. This valve controls a line that I need to disconnect while long term repairs are in effect and it effectively ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to fix a small water leak in a PVC pipe from inside the pipe?

The PVC evacuation pipe from my toilet is leaking a little bit. The part of the pipe that is leaking is buried inside concrete. I am trying to find a way to fix the leak from inside the pipe, that is ...
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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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Can you replace valve stem packing without shutting off the faucet?

The main shutoff to my house is a 3/4" FIP, that's leaking out the valve stem... the last several times turned on and off, it has 're-sealed' itself with lime and calcium deposits, but not this time, ...
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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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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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