leaking tub spouts after power outage

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jpbordeaux87, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. jpbordeaux87

    jpbordeaux87 New Member

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    After my power was out for four days (ice storms in SWVA) I discovered that both my tub spouts were leaking water dramatically while the shower head sprayed at a lower capacity. I checked my sediment filter, replaced it, and tested to make sure I had full flow. What could it be?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If this is on an outside wall, you may have split copper piping to the tub spout due to freezing.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Whatever it is, it should have NOTHING to do with the power outage. The spouts leaking and the poor shower flow are also probably caused by two different problems. Call a plumber to fix the valves. The pipe to the tub spout should not have had any water in it so it should not have frozen or broke.
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