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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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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Alternatives to bituminous membranes for concrete roof?

This new question is related to this old question I had previously asked, but from another point-of-view. I have a 13ft x 13ft rooftop made from plain concrete. It's leaking a bit, so I have to do ...
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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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Minimum vertical pipe height under kitchen sink drain

Is there a minimum height that the pipe directly under the kitchen sink drain needs to be, before it bends (in my case to the left)? Here is a picture of what I have (first image), and then a picture ...
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Could this crack in shower caulking be causing drywall damage to the subfloor?

I just moved into a townhome (the shower itself installed at time of construction in 2011). I am concerned with cracking of the shower caulking with discoloration. I am going to rip out all the old ...
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How do I fix or replace a misaligned ceramic cartridge tap whose measurements don't seem to fit a standard size?

We have a mixer tap (this one) whose cold tap has started dripping water when turned off fully (i.e. when the handle is in the fully vertical position). We can completely stop this happening by ...
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What is this part on my dishwasher, and why is it leaking?

I noticed our dishwasher was leaking last night. Below is a stock picture of the pump assembly, part #wpw10195599 which would actually be positioned upside down from what you see in the picture. The ...
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Which professional should I call for leak coming down the furnace exhaust flue?

During heavy downpours, especially ones when windy, water would begin to trickle and drip from the outside surface of the exhaust flue in the basement. Not sure how long this has been going on since ...
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What is the correct material to reseal a shower pan to a drain pipe?

After finding a leak in room below my shower, I discovered that the silicone like ring that was attaching my shower pan to my drain pipe was peeling back I pulled the seal the rest of the way out, ...
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My AC's internal unit throws water droplets when started

So, Summer is upon us in Palestine/Israel for a number of weeks now, and I've started using my (split-system) AC to cool the room again. Unfortunately, in recent days, when I start the AC - the inner ...
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Mitered Tile Edge Trim around Niche in Shower… Will water get behind it?

I'm wondering what the proper way to install tile edge trim around a shower niche is. Some people leave space for grout in between the mitered edges and some people don't (see pictures for example of ...
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How can I disconnect rusted tail piece mount from popup flange?

I am experiencing a water leak from some sort of waste trap piece below my bathroom sink. This piece sits directly above the U trap. Here's a photo. This trap looks unusual, in that it seems a bit ...
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Is a soap and water gas leak detecting solution more likely to cause rust than the store's version?

Will a water and soap solution (one tsp of soap in a cup of water) cause a pipe to rust more than BrassCraft Gas Plastic Water Heater Gas Leak Detector?
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Most likely cause of leak

Under my sink there is a leak somewhere which is causing the concrete floor under the sink to be soaked and it's seeping under the slate floor too. I can't seem to work out where it's coming from. I ...
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How to seal a refrigerator water line

I have a GE GSS22JEPDBB model fridge. The water line that goes into freezer door and then to the dispenser is leaking water right at the bottom of the door. Not sure exactly where. I suspect this is ...
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Teflon tape always leaking

I have tried 3 turns, lots of turns , less turns, I do it the right way I am like 100% sure but I always get leaks, I use it for fittings in compressed air (8 bar). I do it how the guy teaches in ...
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Why is my Water Heater Leaking only when I open the Pressure valve?

I woke up today to a full drip pan under the gas water heater and my utility room slowly flooding with water. Of course the drip pan was never connected to a drain and overflowing. After shutting ...
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Sealing a water pipe leak with hardening compound without disassembly

I would like to seal a threaded fitting without disassembly. In the past, I have used some kind of hardening substance that could be used to stop leaks on water pipes. This is, of course, not "...
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Toilet tank leaking on the floor after removing and reinserting flush valve

I removed and cleaned the flush valve, because the toilet was running (i.e. leaking water into the bowl). After reinserting it, the water now leaks onto the floor (but not into the bowl anymore). I ...
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Uneven copper bellow threading when replacing copper pipes with PEX

I had a water leak behind my shower and found that it was leaking through the soldering of a copper pipe. There's a threaded male connected and the copper pipe was going inside of it and sealed with ...
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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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Tub spout leak where spout connects to wall of tub

My tub spout leaks inside of the tub only when the shower is running. I tried putting on a new spout but it’s been a pain finding one with the correct adapter. I’d much rather solve this issue with ...
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Shower hot water valve still “leaking” after replacement of washers

Thank you beforehand for the help. Issue we are experiencing is that we have a bathtub hot water valve that has started to leak again after replacing the washers about a month ago. Mind you this ...
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Possible water in wall from a roof leak

I have an old roof that has leaked after a big rain storm this week. I will definitely need to replace the roof, but I am wondering if I need to do something about the water that has already leaked ...
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Fixing a roof solar heater

At the end of the season last September the highlighted joint in the roof solar heater was gushing a fair bit of water whenever the pump was turned on. The joint is now still dry. Is it reasonable to ...
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How do I fix a leaky hydrant?

Having a problem with the release valve leaking like crazy when the hydrant is turned on. A plumber replaced the release valve a couple times and still have this issue. What can you recommend?
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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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Remove faucet valve stem

How do I remove this faucet valve stem. The white part doesn't have enough hight to unscrew. The metal part right under it doesn't unscrew when using a socket wrench. How do I remove this valve stem? ...
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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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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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How do I fix a leak at a decommissioned saddle-valve?

Water is dripping, about a drop every other second, out of the end of this thing. what is it? why is it dripping? can I fix it myself?
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Leak from the pipe in the basement that connects to kitchen sink

Everytime kitchen sink water is used it leaks through in the basement (shown in the picture below). I wonder if that can be fixed by applying silicon around or it's something bigger of an issue that ...
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Replace Water Shutoff Valve Stem with Repair Kit

I have a leaking water shutoff valve (pictured below). It appears to be a sweat shutoff valve that is soldered on to the pipe. It does not leak if I tightly shut off the valve, but any attempt to open ...
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Leaking Steam Radiator Pipe?

Just noticed a brown stain on my dinning room ceiling. It's almost directly above a cast iron radiator on the second floor. I know the water in the system gets iron deposits which must be why it's ...
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Leak above window during rain, is this caused by a masonry drainage problem?

I've lived in the same brick rowhouse for about 2 years. It's been raining for 36 of the last 48 hours, heavily at times, and I am seeing some rain leaking to the inside: above one of the larger ...
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Can I seal my bath overflow waste with silicon, from the inside?

We have a freestanding bath https://victoriaplum.com/product/mode-harrison-freestanding-bath-1790-x-810 Unfortunately, we cannot gain access to the underside and when it drains water is leaking ...
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Toilet flush tank leaking into bowl - unable to figure out mechanism

My toilet flush tank has a problem. Any water that goes into the tank goes straight into the toilet. It doesn't even allow the tank to refill i.e. the water just goes right through and into the bowl. ...
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How to properly seal the drain in the refrigerator? And how to clean the condenser coil?

Had a water leak from the fridge (GE GSL25JGDBLS, it's a self-defrosting side-by-side). It worked perfectly for 8 years. Here's what i found inside and in the back: Pretty sure the culprit was that ...
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Central heating drain valve won't shut

Today I drained my central heating/hot water system. This is a standard vented, pumped S plan with two electric valves and an indirect hot water cylinder, and I'm in UK. I was lucky enough to have a ...
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how can I seal a leaky coupling nut on my toilet??? using T-joint for bidet attachment

I am trying to install a bidet attachment to my toilet. In a nutshell, you have to detach the supply line from the fill valve and add a T-joint. This T-joint will then run water to the bidet ...
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What could be causing a leak on the supply side of a washing machine hose

I have recently installed a new washing machine. In the new machine, as well as for the old one, there is a leak as indicated in the following picture: https://imgur.com/a/92oSaFk What could cause ...
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How do I repair a leaking toilet tank?

I replaced the flapper in my ceramic toilet tank and the leak from the tank into the bowl slowed, but it still leaks. What is the next step I should take to get rid of this leak?
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Can I swap parts from a new to old shutoff valve instead of soldering a new sweat valve?

The shutoff valve on my water heater has an extremely slow leak. A couple years ago I disassembled it by removing the handle and changing out either the packing or the rubber washer, or maybe both (...
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How can I repair a persistent toilet seal leak?

The older rental home where an elder relative lives has a slight leak where the toilet attaches to the floor. Nothing else on the toilet appears to be leaking so is this probably an old floor "seal" / ...
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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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Why is my main water supply shut off valve leaking even while closed?

While prepping to install a new kitchen faucet, I went to shut off the water supply to the house since there were no valves under the sink. I mistakenly chose to turn the city-side (gate valve) supply ...
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What is the optimal method of dealing with leaking brick veneer?

My home is brick veneer (one layer). Interior is all drywall, mostly put up by the people who sold me the house 4 years ago (it was a flip). We're in Tampa, so we get a lot of rain, but the only time ...
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Leaking valve connection, recent shower install

Shower is on second floor, I noticed wet spots in first floor ceiling. I opened the shower trim and found the drip on the left copper connection to the valve. I shut down water in the house. I ...
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Shower Ruining Bathroom Walls

walk in shower is slowly creating a hole in the surrounding wall. it is not a big issue, but something that I would like to fix for aesthetic purposes. any recommendations on how I would fix the ...

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