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  1. Jack-of-All-Trades

    How to fix leak at plastic elbow in clear PEX-A Tuffpex by Uponor?

    My son broke our bathroom faucet in our mobile home. I purchased a regular style fixture ( and galvanized pipe fittings to make connections between the new fixture and the ½ inch clear PEX-A Tuffpex by Uponor. Seemed to go OK , but when I turned on water , water is now shooting out from...
  2. Mr Fixit eh

    Toilet Base Leaks When clogged

    So, I'm helping a friend with a toilet that was leaking around the base. The valve would stick open and there would be significant flooding from the base. The plumbing system is 30 years old, toilet is fairly 'new'. Before I started, I flushed - no leaking. I dumped a pail of water down to...
  3. Jsto

    Can this ball valve be repaired, or just replace?

    Can this be repaired, or should I replace. If It should be replaced, any recommendations on a quality 1/4 turn shutoff for my shower? It's not leaking at the stem, but it is leaking at the seam.
  4. DannyDan

    Mysterious shower leak

    A few weeks ago we spotted the drywall in our shower swelling: The home is about 7 years old. We're the original owners and have never experienced this before. One guy told me it's the seal on the door. So I re-siliconed it myself, but problem still persists. Still, I called the builder to...
  5. Caccaco

    Single handle Moen (shower only) has slow leak from pipe out of wall

    I am using very technical terms here but have pictures to better explain it. Our Moen shower fixture is leaking. I took off the shower head to see if it leaks directly from the wall and it does: Its a slow but very steady drip and over the past couple of weeks has been increasing in speed...
  6. Rizwan A Sherazi

    Replacing Submersible Pump Control Box Pipe

    Hi I bought the house 6 months ago and today noticed a leak in one pipe coming through the control box. I am totally unfamiliar with the well pump system/function. Attaching the pictures to explain the setup. It seems from the Control Box there is a pipe going to the wall , that i believe is...
  7. grayhair54

    New Softener System - head replacement suggestions?

    First post on this site - I am in need of advice on a water softener system problem. Long time homeowner, but relatively new to the finer points of water softeners. I do wish I'd found this site a bit sooner..... hoping you can help. Recently purchased a P*****n PLS48 water softener system...
  8. Rebekah Rich

    Rust around element/thermostat

    Hello, I am in need of some advice. My 50 gallon electric water heater was recently leaking at the connection from the cold water supply. That's been fixed, and still no hot water- so I opened up the bottom panel and discovered the insulation was wet. Turned out the leak had caused a lot of...
  9. TJEL

    Water Draining Around Bathtub Flange

    I've got water leaking around the bathtub flange in my seldom used bathroom. I confirmed this by closing the drain, running an oz of water, putting some dust particles into the water, and watching where it sucked up to as the water drained out. It sucked up to the outside edge of the flange -...
  10. Terry

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks. Where is a main shutoff? Questions about my well Water heater questions Can I use Sharkbites to repair leaks, and is PEX a good repair pipe? What kind of pipe cutter is good for cutting out sections of pipe has split. You can check the...
  11. David Rodecker

    Filter leaking

    Greetings, I have a two stage house filter system that was inherited with the home. This is my second time replacing the filters with iSpring F4WGB22B (Sediment & Carbon block). After performing the replacement and refastening, the second filter (carbon) leaks! In removing it, I noticed that...
  12. PHXflood

    Cracks forming next to plastic Uponor fittings

    Has anyone else been seeing Uponor PEX pipes forming small cracks and leaking next to the expansion ring fitting? We seem to be removing more and more of these with no apparent pattern other than the location of the water leak and the plumbing system.
  13. Terry Exner

    Very leaky faucet when hooked up to a portable dishwasher?

    When I hook my portable dishwasher up to my faucet, the piece on top of the tap (faucet cap) leaks. I also think the bottom of the faucet body leaks. It's not just a minor drip either, it sprays out. I started up my dishwasher the other day and left it and when I came back to my kitchen, my...
  14. Byron Willis

    General Ionics Water Softener, 8 X 44, Leak at the bypass

    Hello there! I just did some maintenance on my water softener (General Ionics EE0824, 8" X 44" tank, .75 cu ft resin). I cleaned, lubed, and reassembled the brine valve assembly, I replaced the resin, I cleaned the tank and the distributor, and I cleaned and lubed the bypass valve fittings...
  15. DannyDan

    Possible water leak damaging hardwood

    Hello, I've recently noticed what seems to be some changes to the hardwood flooring surrounding my dishwasher and kitchen sink. There is some discoloration and the hardwood seems to have expanded a bit, as can be observed by some pieces not being leveled. I looked under the sink and under the...
  16. BamBoozzled

    Water leak coming from upstairs bathroom to main floor.

    Hi everyone, yesterday we noticed after 3 consecutive showers a little bit of water dripping from our main floor chandelier. We found the culprit to be coming from the upstairs bathroom. After running the toilet, and sink we realized the leak was not coming from those amenities. Not to mention...
  17. MK2007

    Tub drain leak at gasket

    Hello - we are just wrapping up a small bath remodel. Our contractor installed a new tub and tile surround, but we discovered a very small leak under the tub at the shoe gasket. Thankfully I had him cut in a small 8x8 access panel from our bedroom so we could check for leaks. It is an acrylic...
  18. Loneriver

    PVC-to-metal leak at coupler

    Hi. I've used this forum often for my indoor plumbing issues but this is the first time I've tried it for an irrigation. Thank you in advance. I have an underground pvc pipe that feeds an outdoor faucet. I dug up the area and see the following (pictures attached): 1. PVC pipe goes into a...
  19. Megan Richardson

    Garbage disposal connection is short

    Hi there- Im hoping someone can help direct me to the right tool to solve what looks like an easy fix. Apologies I don’t know the right lingo. The main drain pipe on my garbage disposal is too short so there is leak when water goes into the pvc elbow pipe. There is a teeny gap. It only leaks...
  20. Neil.Steiner

    Unidentified discoloration on flooring near tub and sink

    My upstairs bathroom has short wall between a tub and a sink, with a door just beyond the edge of the tub. Over the last few months, the floor just outside the door has become increasingly discolored, but I haven't been able to determine the source of the presumed water leak. I have looked...
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