Re: 2nd story leak
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on December 08, 1999 at 20:46:03:
In response to Re: 2nd story leak
: Any suggestions on how to discover what is leaking?
: Have a bathroom beneath a shower & an adjacent toilet which are upstairs. Ceiling over the downstairs toilet is leaking. Thought it was the tile, had that sealed. Thought is was a pan leaking in shower & had that checked and found out no pan because it is a prefab unit. Thought it was the toilet, had it replaced. Fixed the ceiling below and thought that took care of all--started getting water stains again.
: Is it possible to put a colored dye (that wont harm a new expensive toilet) in the toilet and wait to see if that color appears on the ceiling below and if not put a different color in the shower to see if the prefab unit is leaking. Or is there any way to detect the leak short of rebuiling the 2 rooms!!! Appreciate any answers,
: Jo---- a frustrated senior citizen lady

Jo, I am pretty sure you can use a food coloring. Read directions first and try it on something first to see if it will wipe off. Are you on city water? If so see if the needle moves ,say in 15 min with no one useing water.alos take the trim plate off the shower faucet and then take the shower head off and put a cap on the shower arm (if you have male threads on the shower arm) and turn on the shower and see if you can see water driping on the faucet in the wall. Just My thoughts. Dale Peck LMP

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