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Sometimes after a shower we get water leak in main floor bath,it does not look like any problem with plumbing. where could the water come from
Possibly high humidity is causing a buildup of condensation on the jot water line. One possible answer out of many. Need more info.
Posted on May 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your problem is: When you use the shower, water leaks through the ceiling.
First, since it only leaks when you're using it you can ignore the water lines. Now comes the detective work. Look very closely at any place the water can squeeze thru, i.e. cracks in grout or caulk, etc. Don't forget to look on the floor imediately outside the shower and around the shower door if any. If found it must be scraped out, cleaned and dryed to get good adhesion, then caulked with a high quality silicone caulk (color of your choise). Any other caulk will crack no mater what they say.
Let dry for 24 hrs.
If you havent found this kind of problem it's time to look at the drain line connection. You may have to open the ceiling to do this, that's why I'm always carefull in the first step. Turn the water on and watch the drain connection. If it leaks there, it must be repaired. In this case you might cunsider checking the Repair Directory for a repairman.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2008
you will want to fill the tub up and turn the tub on first and get behind the tub and see where the water is coming from. there isn't any other way to find the leak.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
if it is standard shower where you pull the knob up when water is running. the pull knob lifts a flap to shut off water to bottom faucet it proably has some buildup on the flap clean well with some clr or other calcium cleaner like it so the flap gets a clean seal on downspout
Posted on May 10, 2010
This depends from state to state(or country if you're outside the US). Unfortunately local government legislation differs too much but this should serve as a rough guide.
Refer to local government legislation for datail.
Lavatory needs at least one "S" bend before entering main drainage. All outside piping needs to be at least 2 feet under ground.
Basin, bath and shower drainage can be connected together but needs at least one "s" bend each before connecting to main piping and needs to be at least 2 inch diameter.
"S" bends need to be as close to drainage inlet as possible.
Depending on your region a vacuum break or a vent shall be installed on the main drain.
Refer to diagram
i : sink drain
ii : main drain
iii : vacuum break or vent
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
Its a relatively
straight-forward repair if you know a bit about plumbing and have an
adventurous spirit. If not, I recommend calling a plumber.
Posted on Jun 09, 2011
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