Re: Upstairs Tub has leaks onto the kitchen ceiling
Posted by Deb on January 23, 2004 at 13:10:23:
In response to Re: Upstairs Tub has leaks onto the kitchen ceiling
: Terry,
: I am at a loss, after 5 plumbers and 2 guys drenching my roof I cannot find where the leak is coming from. My townhome is 30 years old and the tub upstairs a very slow leak that soaks about a samll area of the kitchen ceiling over time. I have replaced all the tile, check the pipes, Calked and Calked, tried to find a crack in the tub and everything else the plummers have tried. You cannot see it leak and I have a feeling its more of a problem with condensation. Any suggestions? Would raditor stop leak help? I'm tired of paying all this money out and not resolving the issue. The last plummer blamed is on the roof and the guy on the roof blamed it on the plummer.

Do not use anything like radiator stop leak. Never put anything weird like this into any of your plumbing. Have you opened up the kitchen ceiling to get a good look at the plumbing. It is awfully hard to advise when we can't see it and don't really know what the other plumbers have checked or not checked. There are dozens of things that could be wrong. There may be "water trails" from the place the leak is, if it has been going on for any amount of time. There is no substitute for look and feel when trying to find a leak. Unfortunately, there are no magic solutions.
The Pipewench

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