Tub overflow leak into bathtub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Cathy, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Cathy

    Cathy New Member

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    Hello, My bathtubs' overflow valve recently started leaking. The amount of water that is coming out is between a fast drip and a steady stream. It runs from the bottom of the overflow cover down into the bathtub drain. Do I need to just replace the overflow cover (which looks like it could use replacing) or could this be something more serious?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    This needs immediate attention. If water is coming out the overflow, you either have a major blockage on the drain line; or you have a leaking pipe or fitting inside the wall and the water happens to find its way through the overflow cover.
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