Something Always Leaks

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

  1. SteveB

    SteveB New Member

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    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

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    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

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  4. SteveB

    SteveB New Member

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    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

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    YIKES!!!!!!!
    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.
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