Re: leaking shower
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service Inc on April 03, 19100 at 01:01:51:
In response to Re: leaking shower
: debbie:--The drip..drip..drip that you hear when the shower is in use could be the noise made by a copper pipe as it expands when hot water is being used. This is a very common occurence and the source of much anxiety. An easy way to determine if this is the case is to have some one spray the inside of the shower stall with a garden hose to simulate a normal shower scenario, while you listen for the dripping.
: If there is no dripping sounds, open the hot water side of the shower valve, and see if that causes the dripping sound after it has been on a short time.
: If it is the piping, it can be corrected by using plastic pipe straps on the offending section of copper tubing.
: Lots of luck...Bud
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Also check and see if the shower arm comeing out of the wall is tight.Put a cap on the end of the shower arm and see if you are getting any leaks after doing that.You can take the trim plate off and look inside the wall to see if the shower arm is leaking while the cap is on and the faucet is open. Dale's Plumbing Service Inc


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