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Old 10-15-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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My husband just took a shower and now my ceiling below the tub/shower is really leaking. I understand water runs down hill. but I have and area about 5ft wide which is about the size of my tub and it run across the ceiling about 10ft. any idea where that much water could be coming from? and how can I fix it? the leak that is. I need to find the leak before I go replacing my ceiling. I just want to know where I should look first to find the leak.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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the tub drain came undone. I guess who ever put the tub in just pushed the two pipes together and now they just come loose.
so yes we need to replace the sheetrock in half my kitchen but oh well.
we caught the problem and now we can fix it.

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Answering your own post? Now that's DIY!

Congrats on the fix, but sorry to hear about the water leakage!
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Thanks Scott,
you know sometimes you just have to do things yourself
I did make one heck of a mess though trying to figure out the problem.
1 minute to find the mess but 2 hours to clean it up.
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1 minute to find the mess but 2 hours to clean it up.
Heh, that's something I think everyone here is familiar with.. Be glad it was only 2 hrs.
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NOW that you found the problem,,its up to you to find the cure. Maybe some sorta prop under there so it CANT happen again. Cheaper than a whole NOTHER rpair 6 months from now. AND yes those pipes can slide apart way too easy. tack a cleat to both sides of joist,slide a shelve under the trap!!!(with an easy but secure removal method,,,keeping in mind the space limitations!!)_
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Since this is on the second floor, it won't hurt to put a little silicone sealant/caulking around all the drain connections to prevent future leaks. Down the road you may opt to change out your tub drain stopper for a pretty new one or to change the finish( i.e. chrome to brushed nickle/bronze etc.) and it would suck to have to repair your ceiling again if the shoe( the part of the drain that the stopper screws into) should come loose in the process.

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