Something Always Leaks

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  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.
     
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  4. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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  5. SteveB

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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.
     
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    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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    Get a plumber ASAP!
     
  7. 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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