leaks

  1. Cv000000

    What Caused This Shower Leak?

    Hello everyone recently a friend over my house has taken a shower in the upstairs shower the last few days. Right below the shower this was found The shower is right above this with water also dripping down a little at that vent. infrared showed that entire ceiling had water all over it...
  2. Michael Crivello

    Replacement of Toilet / Leaks

    I had recently replaced my toilet not really know what I was doing and when press the handle down the water slowly starts to go down but then starts leaking on the bottom of the toilet. To fix this issue I bought a wax ring with bolts set and put down the wax ring under the toilet where I...
  3. Bass

    Gate valves leaking due to solder/tinning flux

    I just built an outdoor shower using gate valves to control the flow at each point (hot/cold/shower head/foot hose) and they all seem to have a very slight leak. I think the trouble with the deal is that some solder or tinning flux must have gotten into the area where the gate sits keeping it...
  4. Terry

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks. Where is a main shutoff? Questions about my well Water heater questions Can I use Sharkbites to repair leaks, and is PEX a good repair pipe? What kind of pipe cutter is good for cutting out sections of pipe has split. You can check the...
  5. Nick Weirich

    Leaky Water Heater

    Looking for some ideas to identify problem. I've replaced 4 hot water heaters in 2 years, each lasting about 6 months. The first 3 were HTP electric 80 gallon heaters, they all seemed to leak around heating elements after 6 months. The most recent one was a Bradford White electric 80 gallon...
  6. saritansamay

    ACCOR flowtite valves

    Hello, I know the reputation these valves have and they should be replaced. I wanted to know if they are closed can the pressure cause these to leak where you pull the valve? It is a very slow drip. Here is a little back story. Last week my bathroom developed a smell. The only way I can...
  7. Joe Billera

    1950s American Standard toilet

    I have what I believe is a 1950s toilet. American standard. It's green and matches sink so I'd like to keep it. Recently it started leaking from tank. Gasket was all but disintegrated. I tried replacing the gasket, but tank doesn't fit solid and it still leaks. Went to ACE (too thick), then Home...
  8. Spoolofpipe

    Pipes hissing, goes away when WH supply is off

    Gents need some advice Yesterday I went to use the facilities in the middle of the night and I heard a hissing noise (generally I can barely hear myself think with my wife and daughters haha jk) I lumbered around and couldnt find a louder spot, I thought it might just be my sprinklers which...
  9. justinmnhall

    Kohler K-8304 Rite Temp shower dripping

    I just bought a Kohler shower tub faucet with the rite temp valve k-8304. when I originally installed it it had a PEX to shower head dog ear elbow. copper to dog ear copper stub for the tub spout. I tested and it worked well. now after installing shower head and tub spout the shower head drips...
  10. Karl Baker

    Brass fittings leak

    I ran all the pex and put valves on the end to test for leaks. I had no leaks, system worked as planned. Then the drop ear elbows came along with the brass nipples and 1/4 turn valves so I assembled everything and had nothing but leaks. Every brass fitting connection point leaked. I put...
  11. chyckadee

    Newby here, finishing bath valve installation, testing for leaks and yes, I've got em.

    I'm novice diy-er many hours into a tub drip repair that led to opening a wall and replacing the shower/bath valve. My local plumbing supply store set me up with a two handled Gerber so I could avoid also learning how to tile at this moment. I've learned about sharkbites and crimp connections...
  12. Gayla

    Under ground water line.

    Our rural home in Missouri was built in 1971 or 72. We have approximately 500ft of water line to city's main line and developed a leak about 120ft from city line. Question is: what is your best guess as to what type of line it is and can it be mended vs replacing? (Runs through neighbor's...
  13. jiggleLow

    Sound of running water after shower faucet is turned off?

    This is a mysterious new development; after taking a shower, you can still hear water running somewhere in the pipes, but there are no leaks detected in the basement. (It would be easy to see any leaks as the plumbing runs through the exposed subfloor.) However, the sound stops when the...
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