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Old 12-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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My daughter bathroom floor has a lot of water on it. But we can't figure out were the water is coming from. we are afraid that the tile will get damage or the floor itself

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Old 12-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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Mop up the water and look for the leak!!

Look at the water feed lines to the toilet and sink first---

Then lift off the top of the toilet tank and flush the toilet--see if that toilet valve is spraying--

Then put down paper towels around the base of the toilet--see if that is where the leak is coming from---(bad wax ring seal)

Water will cause a lot of expensive damage---might be worth a call to a plumber if you can't find and stop the leak yourself.

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I thank that the link coming from the tub/shower. but were we can't figure out. My husband look under the house and were the pipe are located and the beam is wet, but the water is coming from the other end of the tub
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For experts here to relate to their experience, can you tell if water leak is only around the time tub/shower has been used? Or, is it all the time?
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It is linkin under from the side of the tub. i am really upset, because we just have the tub remodel i three years ago
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Is the water leaking without the shower being used? Or does the water leak only when someone is in the shower?
If you had the bath renovated recently, call the guy who did it.
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it only leak when they take a shower, and the water is leaking uder the house by the pipes, and on the end of the tub
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Well it sounds like to me that the reason it coming out under the hun at the pipe I because it the point of least resistance or easiest way out. If u ask me if it only happens when u take a shower then is say its coming from the shower line itself.
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I know that this sounds crazy but what is a shower line.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #10
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O.k.--the tub only leaks when it is used-------

First thing----remove the cover plate and handle for the mixer valve--this will let you see inside the wall--

use a flashlight and see if you have any sign of water there--a paper tower touched to the pipes should come out dry---

if the piping has problems ,most likely is a leak where the tub spout goes in or a leaking connection for the shower head pipe---

put the stopper into the drain---run the tub spout see if you have new water dripping into the crawl space--or wrap a paper towel onto a coat hanger wire and fish that through the opening so it touches the tub spout pipe behind the wall---


If that is dry--next check the shower head pipe--this is the most common place for a leak--

Run the shower-----if that is leaking you will see the leak inside the wall through the valve opening--

once again --stuck a dry paper towel onto the opening and see if it comes out dry----

If every thing is still dry then your water pipes are o.k.

Next ---the drain--you have the stopper in--right? the tub should be pretty full--

See if the drain is leaking--Yes go under the house again---The drain should be dry--

While some one is under there open the drain---Still no leak?


Next check the walls---This is easiest done with a hose--Start with the tub /wall joint--run water-

check--

Next wall corners--You get the idea---


The most common tub shower leak points are the shower head pipe--tub spout---leaking drain---loose valve cover plate--- those are the things I'd look to first----then leaking tile---
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One thing that eveyone missed, is the caulk still creating a good seal where the tub meets the wall, or shower surround if it seats on top of the tub. We had a leak on our tub in one of the corners, due to the silicone separated from the surround and let the water leak behind it when you took a shower.
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Another possibility is the tub itself has a crack in it. It seems like that would be obvious unless it's very small. It will be interesting to see if the OP replies with their results.

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