We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
0
votes
2answers
247 views

What is this pipe sticking out of the ground?

This is connected to my sprinkler system. It has a crack in the side and leaks when the water to the sprinkler system is turned on, even when the sprinkler system isn’t running. Does anyone know what ...
4
votes
2answers
91 views

Is replacing the nails with gasketed screws likely to remedy leaks in a metal shed roof?

I own a 40 year old shed with a steel roof that was fastened using gasketed nails. Over time the nails have worked loose and the gaskets disintegrated and many of the holes leak. Will pulling them ...
0
votes
1answer
249 views

How do i waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor?

How do I waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor? I recently decided to replace the floor tiles in my bathroom and found that there had been a leak under the shower. This has meant that the ...
1
vote
1answer
12k views

How to repair leak mould under bathroom floor tile?

The attached picture is a bathroom floor. The tile worked loose and on lifting it I found extensive black mould under it (killed and cleaned off it before the picture was taken with a mould killer ...
0
votes
3answers
9k views

Should I replace my main water valve with a SharkBite shut off valve?

Currently my main water shut off valve is soldered using a 3/4 globe valve. However the stem is leaky and I am thinking of replacing it. Is it a good idea to cut it out and replace it using a ...
1
vote
1answer
233 views

Do I have a natural spring or a leak

I live in South Mississippi and have lived in my home with a slab foundation for about 20 years. I have never had a problem with the foundation and the ground is mostly red clay. We do have a septic ...
0
votes
2answers
586 views

How to deal with this water damage

I finally determined the source of the leak (How to start investigating the source of this leak in the bathroom), but now I am stuck with dealing with the water damage. It turns out that the water ...
-1
votes
1answer
92 views

Who should I call to service my gas line?

I think I have a small LP gas leak at my new gas range. I don't know if it's the appliance or the new gas line. Who should I call that can check and service this? I was previously told to call an HVAC ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Is it normal to smell gas near a gas range?

I recently extended our LP gas line to the kitchen so I could install a gas range. Since I'm technically not a qualified professional, I had the gas company come and test the line for leaks. There was ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

What could cause a toilet to leave the flapper up and keep running?

I have an American Standard toilet I installed last year. I don't know much about plumbing, but I was able to install this toilet. It seems to function okay, except for what I think is a mechanical ...
1
vote
2answers
668 views

Is it normal for frost to accumulate on nails in my attic?

I had a new roof installed this summer and I had trouble with my roofer (had several leaks). Now it's winter and it's been abnormally cold the last few days. When I put the Christmas decorations ...
1
vote
1answer
429 views

Reroute water around garage

I am having some issues during spring / rainfall. Because one corner of my garage is low, all the water pools, which then comes into the garage. I find myself constantly trying to broom the water away....
2
votes
1answer
58 views

Toilet water running when full.

Our water bill tripled last month. For the past year or so, two of our toilets make a leaking sound and a hissing sound. We had a friends plumber come and fix it and it seems to have only made the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Troubleshooting a running toilet

My toilet has a slow but continual trickle of water running from the rim into the bowl. I presumed this was a misaligned float but when I pulled it up to its maximum height, the flow didn't even stop. ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Repairing Polybutylene leak

So I found my floor/wall getting wet, ripped off the drywall and found a dripping poly joint. I figure I can trim out the joint, and put in PEX. But I'm guessing it would be better to rip it all out ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Ground Water or Well Water? How do I tell?

Problem: I have a puddle at the bottom of a tree and shrub covered slope that will not dry. Situation: My wellhead is above and in-line (i.e. approimately the same distince from the house) with ...
1
vote
0answers
291 views

Why is this dormer flashing causing a leak?

This roof was repaired about 6 years ago and is now slowly leaking when there is a heavy downpour. The leak is located close to the center point in between the outer wall and the dormer. It is ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Hot water slab leak - floor tiles still warm 24 hours after turning off water

Looks like we have a slab leak in our house. I noticed warm tiles around the laundry area where we have pinpointed the hottest point and the warmth seems to spread about 6 feet outwards. The weird ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Can I just seal a leak in the shower?

I have a shower that's leaking from the corner. Basically, as can be seen from the picture, it falls through into the crack and then the water goes behind tiles and comes out the floor right outside ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Is there a way to fix a small plumbing leak from inside the pipe?

During and after I have a shower I can hear a dripping inside a boxed-in area in an adjoining room where the drainage pipes are fed out of the bathroom and downstairs. I think I am going to have ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Shower floor cracking

Our house has a raised corner shower stall in the downstairs bathroom. Just by doing a quick search and going off of looks, I'm pretty sure it's this model: http://www.homedepot.com/p/38-in-x-38-in-x-...
4
votes
3answers
13k views

Toilet leaking above coupler

I’m a newbie homeowner who continues to experience a minor plumbing issue. My toilet has a slight leak where the water supply line connects to the toilet fill valve. I replaced the gasket inside the ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Fix fiber glass tub or replace

I have a fiber glass tub, which has developed cracks and was sealed with epoxy. 6 months ago, the crack reopened and so I re-applied the epoxy. 2 months ago, the crack extended in front of the epoxy ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Air compressor valve going off

I have a small air compressor for various small tasks. Lately when I plug it in and turn it on, it starts working to fill the tank and once it's full, I hear the valve releasing the air thus the ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

Shower Panel Leaking Supply Line

I have a discontinued Hansgrohe Raindance shower panel (model 27005000). The braided cold water supply line has developed a leak (the leaky cold water line has plastic food wrap around it) I am in ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Dripping Sound from inside toilet tank

Ok so i've googled and have read https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ask-toh/troubleshoot-dripping-toilet Why is there a continuous dripping sound coming from my toilet? To stop the dripping sound I ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to find leak in a hot tub

I have a hot tub that I know is leaking. The water level keeps dropping, and it always stops at the same spot. The challenge is that there are 5 jets at the level where the water stops dropping, so ...
1
vote
2answers
848 views

Feedback on ideas for stopping water from coming under garage door

I have two garage doors that both occasionally experience water coming in. This happens on rainy days, but only when the wind is against the door. The grade is OK, except there is an inch or less of ...
2
votes
3answers
58k views

What might cause water to leak under or behind a bathtub?

The floor in my bathroom is constantly wet after showers. House was built in 1970 and this bathroom is all original. From the yellow tile down to the linoleum. The shower curtain is sealed, the ...
0
votes
0answers
764 views

Grohe single handle kitchen faucet leak. Do I need to replace entire facet?

My Grohe single handle kitchen faucet is leaking. Water is coming to underneath. Is there anyway to fix this by myself? Can I fix this by replacing cartridge? Or should I replace entire facet? ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

PVC pipe back of 2story home dripping water

Have a 2 story home on basement foundation. Have 2 AC units one in each side of house both have a pvc pipe nearby which I imagine is for condensation. In the back of the home near the basement door ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Trying to identify cause of minor leak from water heater TPR valve

A few days ago I noticed about a capful of water in the pail at the bottom of my water heater's TPR valve outlet. This is the first time I've had any water come out of the TPR when I wasn't testing ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

How to fix a flashing roof leak?

I have a roof leak. Based on the images below I think it is in the flashing above a small overhang. Please speak up if you don't think that's correct. Can anyone provide some guidance on what to ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Pipe Dope (or Tape) on a Propane Cooktop

I have a Koblenz propane cooktop in my cabin and it recently developed a gas leak. Here's a video of my soap test https://youtu.be/uhKAhUsWaUY. The manufacturer says I should use pipe dope (or tape) ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Why does my Shower Faucet Stem have water on it after a shower?

Diagnosing a constant dripping from my shower, I eventually replaced the hot water faucet stem. I have not yet finalized it with sealant or plumber's putty, so to dry the area of any resulting ...
4
votes
2answers
621 views

How to remove handles from this faucet

I am trying to replace the washer on this leaky faucet. There are no visible screws or removable caps anywhere on this faucet. I have already tried to pry the top part of the handle off and tried to ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

why is my unfinished shower wet

I installed a shower valve I installed a custom mortar shower pan (pvc liner with plastic vapor barrier behind the walls) I installed cement boards on the wall the area on the front of the cement ...
2
votes
1answer
747 views

How can I cap off an old, partially-exposed cast iron pipe when a qwik cap won't do?

I'm trying to cap off an old cast iron pipe that's leaking in our basement. The pipe used to be connected to a downspout on the outside and to the sewer on the inside, but it's now disconnected on ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Where in the attic is this ceiling leak coming from?

There are couple of circular spots on the ceiling that are growing slowly and directly on top in the attic are these big metal-like boxes that ducts connect to. I'm not sure what they are. One of ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

BATHTUB FAUCET LEAK, MOEN

I put a replacement cartridge in mu Moen Bathtub faucet only to make the leak worse. I used a No. 1225 i see 1220 is interchangeable plus cost $5. less. the only thing we did not spray with Lyme ...
2
votes
4answers
46k views

How to stop a leak of water through a concrete floor

I live in an apartment building. Each house has a bathroom with a concrete floor covered in tiles. In the corner of the floor is a drain with its pipe going all the way through. However, I have ...
1
vote
2answers
557 views

How do we prevent air in the water lines from our well?

We receive our water from a spring fed well. There is approximately 125 feet of pipe from house to spring house. We have obvious air in our line. We have replaced 2 check valves and foot valve as well ...
0
votes
0answers
345 views

How do I take apart and fix this shower head?

After not being used for 3 weeks, most of the nozzles in this shower head got clogged by limescale. When I turned on the shower, the plastic housing for the nozzles bulked up under pressure and blew ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Basement window coverup leaking

This house is in need of a lot of work. The biggest problem I have right now is the basement flooding. Had new gutters put in in the past month which helped a little but my biggest issue now is where ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Anti-freeze or non-freeze faucet leaking a lot from the top metal cap

I have two outdoor antifreeze faucets that are both leaking from the top metal cap. As shown in the pictures. [ I tried tightening it and using teflon tape then tightening it, but none works. I can ...
0
votes
1answer
358 views

Shower valve washer on hot needs replacing constantly

We've got a setup very similar to the picture in the answer to this: 3 valve shower allowing flow to tub and shower I've read some similar questions here, but none is just like this: The washer, ...
1
vote
3answers
387 views

Missing Step & Kickout Flashing / Sinking Front Step (?)

What's the least intrusive way to install flashing where my roof intersects with a wall? Do I need to tear up a bunch of shingles or can simply attach the flashing with something on top of some roof ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

My wall appears to be leaking. Can I fix it myself? [closed]

It was raining yesterday, and I noticed this wall on the upper floor of our house was leaking. The house is quiet old, built in 1886, but it was "flipped" within the past few years and almost ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Above Ground Pool - Pinhole Leaks

Hopefully this is okay to ask here - I stored my pool for the winter last year and have just got it out and filled up about halfway (3,000 of 6,000 gallons). I have found 3 pinhole leaks as I have ...