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Old 10-31-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned?

my home was built in 1979, on a slab. I have a slow drip at the bathroom shower. It's the hot water. My girlfriend noticed an area of the floor that stays warmer than the rest. obviously where the pipe runs. It's a four foot or so strip about 2 feet wide from the sink/vanity to the shower. linoleum floor. She is concerned the prolonged heat could cause the pipe to burst or some bigger problem. If I replace the washer(which is what I had to do two years ago for the cold side) do you think this would suffice? I just can't afford much more at this time unless it's an emergency. Just wondering if this is something to worry about. My pipes sure are old of course...what do you all think?


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Old 10-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Hello Merk and welcome the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

The cost of a washer opposed to heating water you aren't using should come to an obvious conclusion.

Fix the drip save the energy!



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Old 10-31-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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Of course. Just didn't know how fast I should get to it. I'm not the DIY type of person. I landed here after googling Plumbing Forum...but the most popular choice was for plumbers only. I'm sure I can pull it off without the obligatory DIY plumbing catastrophe. This would be a major job for me! My dad did the work last time but I remember the knob not wanting to some off. We had to bang and pull and prod which made me nervous. Maybe this one won't be too bad. haha
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