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SOURCE: leak in the shower is leaking water through the ceiling

Hi lorenzotwalk,

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

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Posted on Mar 29, 2010

SOURCE: my shower drain was running slow during a shower,

Yes water can back up in a drain and flood out lowest opening, which would be a toilet flange at floor level.
If tub is draining fine, then clog is probably near the toilet, but below floor flange level, and therefore not inside the tank ... judging from your description.
If you are in a house, go outside and see if there is a vent stack on the roof directly above toilet. If so, you can run a snake down from there.
You can also run a snake down through "s" shaped toilet trap and enter the pipe that way.
Another option is to remove the toilet and run snake directly down hole, and then reattach toilet.

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Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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SOURCE: my shower drain was running slow during a shower,

You can try using rock salt and boiling hot water down your drains. That will help if you have roots getting into your line. Chemicals are not very good for your pipes. If you have PVC drains the chemicals can eat a hole in the pipe because most of them have acid in them. They are also bad for your health (breathing in fumes, getting on skin, etc.) If the line is broken down, has a break in it, it will need to be repaired.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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SOURCE: sewage backs into the shower when the toilet is flushed

Since you are in a basement, your plumbing may run into an ejector pit, which is a heavy duty type of sump pump pit that can grind up toilet paper and shoot it up into a main drain pipe at a higher level. That may be why the upstairs doesn't affect your plumbing. Look around for a steel lid, about 20" diameter with two pipes coming out of it (usually 2 inches diameter). See if the circuit breaker is tripped. Sometimes, a light tap on the pipes near the lid can get the pump float to turn on if it gets stuck. Good luck.

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You can try using rock salt and boiling hot water down your drains. That will help if you have roots getting into your line. Chemicals are not very good for your pipes. If you have PVC drains the chemicals can eat a hole in the pipe because most of them have acid in them. They are also bad for your health (breathing in fumes, getting on skin, etc.) If the line is broken down, has a break in it, it will need to be repaired.

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If tub is draining fine, then clog is probably near the toilet, but below floor flange level, and therefore not inside the tank ... judging from your description.
If you are in a house, go outside and see if there is a vent stack on the roof directly above toilet. If so, you can run a snake down from there.
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Another option is to remove the toilet and run snake directly down hole, and then reattach toilet.

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on plumbing or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

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