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how to fix leaky copper pipe

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netzone23

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My house was built in 1960 I have all original copper pipes. Anytime I take a shower my hallway and kitchen floods, but the bathroom stays dry. I'm thinking that there must be a crack in two pipes. I can wash dishes in the kitchen without any water leak, or use the washing machine. But as soon as I take a shower the hallway and kitchen flood. I'm wondering is there a way to fix like a DIY project. Due to the pandemic I don't have a lot of money so I can't afford to call a plumber. I don't know a lot about hardware or plumbing, this would be my very first DIY project. Any advice or suggestions would help greatly.

Thanks,
SJ
 

Jeff Handy

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There are so many variables.

Someone really has to be on site to start narrowing this down.

There could be a leak in the shower valve, which leaks out the wall behind it.
Or a leak in the shower head riser, once again it could leak into the next room or hallway.

Impossible to diagnose without tons more info and lots of pictures.

And a diagram of your house plan, showing fixtures.

If you are low income or a senior, your city, county, or church or local charities might have free or low cost assistance for home repairs.

Start calling around for info like that.
 
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