Something Always Leaks

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by SteveB, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. SteveB

    SteveB New Member

    I have a situation where something in my condo is always leaking. If I shut off the water to the leaking device, it just causes the leak to move somewhere else.

    The only thing I can think of is the water pressure to my unit is too high. Does this make any sense?

    I get a small amount of knocking when I start the laundry too.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    New England
    Excessive pressure can make weak or old fixtures leak. It's fairly cheap and easy to check the pressure. You can buy a gauge at one of the big box stores or any plumbing supply store that would hook up to a hose bib, or with adapters, nearly anywhere. See what your pressure is, then get back.
  3. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

  4. SteveB

    SteveB New Member

    Thanks for the help. The gauge says my water pressure is a little over 140 psi, which I understand to be way too high.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  5. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Get a plumber ASAP!
  6. Jay Mpls

    Jay Mpls Master plumber

    Anything over 80 psi.Have your association people get a plumber ASAP!
    And...good job paying attention where no one else seems to have! Your saving the building.
Similar Threads: Something Always
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Advice on adding a drain, just in case the washer does something wonky Jan 11, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Something new to me - Water Trash Pumps Dec 4, 2012
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice bathtub drain leak: how do I know if it is something OTHER than bad putty? Jul 19, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Frozen Pipes... or something else? Jan 24, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Hot Water Layout - Something Odd? Dec 14, 2010

Share This Page