Water supply pipe joint leak. What went wrong??

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  1. Feb 24, 2019 #1

    Pacifi

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    Help please!!

    Found a leak in the shower valve water supply pipe joint (cpvc to copper), leaking behind the shower panel into the interior of wall of bath.

    Please see video of leak here:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RtvFQoFV0uG6X5tSGsVSaXjCxsGcshRi

    The leak has been stopped.

    Could not attach pictures, so I have added them in a reply to my own post. Please take a look.

    The shower valve is not braced.
    The supply lines are not clamped.

    This home is in California, built in 2009.

    I am perplexed this happened. Is it a code violation issue?
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
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    Added pictures below.

    Thank you!
     

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    cut the cpvc remove the affected cpvc fittings use the exact same new fittings and a coupling
     
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    I should have added in my original post, that the leak has been stopped. Made the correction. The plumber I called in urgently did exactly as you said, thank you.
     
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    that's a good thing!!!!!
     

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