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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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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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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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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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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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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UK - Leak on inlet on toilet cistern - New Parts

few videos and reading the instructions figured replacing the innards on the old flush system we had/ just broke was within my means but I've hit a roadblock. Currently having a leak from the inlet. ...
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Pfister shower handle

I have the same problem as several others. It is always best to Start from the beginning. The shower head was leaking: I replaced the valve stem assy, essy-peasy, installed the same as the old one. ...
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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 stop a water leak through concrete?

I live in a very old house and it was very cold and pipes burst everywhere. When the plumbers came, I told them that they need to fix the leak from the upstairs bathroom and that we had to shut off ...
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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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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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What type of material is this and do I have a leak?

I just bought a 1923 home in Cleveland, OH, and had a weird problem with the flooring in the half bath on the main floor. As you can see from the photos, there is not only a bulge in the flooring, ...
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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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Copper 1/2" MIP Threads Likely Stripped, Small Leak - But Sweated Fitting

I just replaced the 90° cutoff valve because the old washer perished and the valve was shut off very hard. The cutoff was threaded onto a copper adapter which is sweated onto 1/2" rigid copper pipe. I ...
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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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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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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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Bathroom fan leaks during heavy rains

My bathroom fan leaks water during very heavy rains. It is on the first floor. The exhaust is also on the first floor on the side of the building, not the roof. The fan is on the ceiling and ...
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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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Top loader washing machine inner drain hose coming loose during cycle

My Haier HWMP65-918 top loader leaked yesterday so I removed the back panel and discovered the internal drain hose had come loose. I reattached the hose and clamped it back into place. After 2 test ...
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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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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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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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Leaky windows, where do I caulk outside of the window?

Our house was built in 2016, shortly after moving in we noticed that all of our windows on the main floor leaked. The builder came, did something (I wasn't home), and all but one stopped leaking. It ...
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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?
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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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Leak with Drywall and Wood Framing

I've got, potentially, a silly question. We're having some work done in our basement, including the addition of a bathroom. The guys working here were working on the main to install the up-flush ...
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Should there be any moisture around a shower valve?

I just had a plumber install a new shower valve in a remodel and when I run my finger around the back of the ring on the front of the valve, I feel a little bit of moisture. It's a large walk in ...
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Shower stall leaking water in the corner

My master shower is leaking water at the corner. I have tried to fix it myself one month ago. It only worked for 3 weeks then start leaking again. Should I find shower repair company to redo the stall?...
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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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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete floor brick wall gap leaking severely (garage above basement)

Basic Problem: There is a somewhat badly maintained car garage at street level above an area of my basement property. The garage has a concrete floor; the (very small) utility room below has a solid ...
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Help identifying pool leak

I have an inground pool, about 20,000 gallons, and 30-plus years old. I've owned it for five with no issues to date. When I uncovered it to prep it for use this spring I found that it had drained ...
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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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What is the cause of dishwasher vent leak?

My dishwasher has a vent in the top of the door which I suppose is opened during the dry cycle to allow steam/moisture to escape. Recently, after running a load of dishes, when I open the door, about ...
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Cracked grout and leak in shower side wall - short and long-term fix given foundation work?

There is extensive cracking in the grout along the upper portion of our shower side-wall, both inside and outside of our shower. We've also noticed a leak in the shower wall, likely due to the fact ...
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How do I seal my shower escutcheon plate to prevent it from leaking?

I have a leak that's going from my upstairs bathroom tub/shower to my downstairs bathroom ceiling. The leak occurs only when someone is using the shower or tub. I had someone open up the ceiling and ...

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