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    Toilet pump runs, but no leakage into bowl

    Hi, I'm having what I thought was a phantom flush: My toilet pump runs intermittently throughout the day. But I couldn't see ripples in the bowl from water running in, so I tried the food coloring in the tank trick. I still don't see the water running into the bowl, but there's a faint bit of...
  2. M

    New approach to automated leak detection

    I purchased a sponsor membership to post here. Hope I can get some help and insight from the community. I am an electronics engineer and have developed an alternative approach for automated water leak detection in the smart home/building. There are already two methods on the market: i) smart...
  3. H

    replacement springs too short

    I replaced the seats and springs to fix a leak from the tub spout (2 handle, wall mount with shower). After about 2 weeks, the drip started again. Thing is, the old springs were about 1/64” longer and less “springy” than the replacement springs. The seats looked identical. Maybe the pressure...
  4. S

    Question about timeline of leaking drain pipe

    Hello, My name is Justin and I recently purchased a 4 plex and had an inspection done prior to the purchase. I now have a bad drain pipe leak with significant corrosion and would like input from you pros as to estimated timeline for this leak to progress to this point since I find it hard to...
  5. R

    What is this drainage pipe under kitchen sink that leads outside?

    I've known about a 1/2" pvc pipe leading out of my house since I moved 18 months ago. I assumed it was drainage for AC condensation in the attic until it was still running even when AC isn't on. It caused a leak because it wasn't angled enough (imagine slowly pouring a glass of water so it runs...
  6. F

    Mystery Toilet Leak

    Hello all, I recently purchased my first home and I'm rapidly discovering the joys of plumbing. Prior to these first projects, I did not have any experience with plumbing. To get to my problem, while in the crawlspace I noticed damp wood all around the toilet. I assumed it was the wax seal. I...
  7. M

    External Pipe Leak

    Hello, experts! I was mowing my lawn today and noticed ponding by the foundation in my home near a fence. I finished mowing and brought out old misery (shovel) and started digging. Instantly, the hole I was digging was engulfed in water. I run over and turn off my main water supply and dig some...
  8. James90

    Rheem 40 Gallon Tank Leaking from Pressure Valve Threads

    I have a brand new 40 gallon Rheem hot water tank that was installed a few days ago. At first no problems no leaks anything, and I wake up this morning to water in the floor. I get to looking for the problem and it seems to be leaking from the threads l, seeping up from around the pressure...
  9. P

    American Standard 4392 Toilet Leak

    Hi --- I noticed this morning that my American Standard 4392 toilet (Colony?) was double-flushing. It's had that problem before, and I replaced and adjusted the flapper valve to make the problem go away. Not sure why it returned, but in the process of readjusting the chain, a leak developed...
  10. M

    Leach line leak need help

    Hi all, Hoping for some advice that might save us some unnecessary repairs and money! We are new to septic as of 2 years ago. The system is roughly 10 years old. We noticed water coming out of one of the 4 leach lines about a month ago, so we had our 1000 gallon take pumped. shortly after...
  11. T

    shower caulk leak?

    i bought a house over a month ago now and just recently noticed this ugly brown puddle coming from a weird spot on the tub. i chased the pipes in the basement and i dont think theres anything in that wall for pipes the sink is the closest thing and its off that wall. my questions are what are...
  12. S

    Leaking Shower Wand Connection

    My girlfriend has an Oxygenics Shower Wand and it is leaking from the hose connection to the plastic swivel fitting mounted to the stem pipe. The hot water feed is from an instant water heater and has very low flow. I have tried unsuccessfully to increase the flow but the flow screw popped out...
  13. G

    PVC to Cast leak

    Today I finally caved and had a plumber replace my main 4” cast in the basement. On top of being very messy and not cleaning up, they left me with a leak. I assume they caulked this with lead and oakum. Is this the preferred method? Why not just cut it slightly before the wye and use a Fernco...
  14. N

    Can't Find Source of Shower Water Seapage

    I have a builder-grade framed shower enclosure that is leaking water near bottom drywall and baseboard. Shower is 14 years old. I recalked suspected area on and around shower door and frames with clear silicone and then after drying 3 days water tested area and it did not leak. I thought I I...
  15. D

    Abnormally leaking tub/shower faucet

    I have a combination tub/shower faucet that's leaking, at a rate of a drop every few seconds. The system has a shower head, tub faucet (with pull-style cutoff knob), shower/tub selector, and hot and cold handles. (All but the shower head shown is shown in the attached image, with handles removed...
  16. N

    Shower leaking, found cause but not sure what to do

    Pictures attached below will show the problem better than I can describe it. Water is slowing leaking from this one piece when the shower is running. If someone could tell me what needs to be done to fix this, I can do the research to find the parts and do the replacement, just not sure at this...
  17. C

    Leak Repair on Waste Pipe ABS Joint Very Confined space

    I have a slight leak on an waste ABS pipe 45 degree joint in a very confined space (I can barely reach my hand to touch it) that I need to repair. What ideas do you have to repair it? The ideas I have researched were to spread ABS cement with ABS shavings along the edges of the joint or cut the...
  18. S

    Polybutelyne plumbing leak repair help

    I have PB plumbing unfortunately and today I heard a hissing sound and the drywall was wet in my garage where my main water line comes in. I cut the wall and found a pin hole leak in the top PB line right at the junction fitting spraying a thin line of misty water. I wanted to know the best way...
  19. J

    Need help. Tight seal/Leak

    I posted this earlier but perhaps in the wrong section . My apologies . I’ve been working under my house replacing most of the galvanized half-inch with PEX. I have one long continuous pipe that runs to the far side of crawlspace with cery difficult access. I found the spot to tie in but...
  20. Matt Wasielewski

    Toilet Downstairs Causing Leak Upstairs

    About two months ago a section of my kitchen cabinets started to receive a wet spot at the top or ceiling of the cabinet. I cut a hole in the drywall above the cabinet to see where the water was coming from. At first glance I thought it was condensation from Freon lines that I could see through...
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