Re: leaking tub 101
Posted by hj on November 17, 19100 at 23:41:34:
In response to Re: leaking tub 101
The most likely source of the leak is the gasket inside the overflow opening. It would only leak when water splashed into the opening. Run the bathtub water and put your hand in the water flow and direct water up into the overlow plate. If that is the source, you should have a leak very quickly.

: Water from a second story tub has been leaking thru the ceiling onto the kitchen table. that bath was not used for a few years, and now is in regular use, but it does not seem to leak every time--in fact, infrequently. The faucet end of this tub is up against another upstairs tub, so I don't think there is access that way. I realize I might have to put a hole in the kitchen ceiling but would prefer to try some other things first? would a snake and some sort of drain seal work? how do you use a snake?
: (I have NEVER done a plumbing job but am an out-of-work single mom who has learned roofing, caulking, painting, water heater and water pump repairs, so I am willing to try!)

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