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02:05AM | 12/19/02
Member Since: 12/18/02
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I was in my crawl space last night and found three small puddles (size of a silver dollar). The water was in the area of the bathroom, between the bathtub and sink. The water had run to the lowest spot on the vapor barrier. I wiped it up and had my wife run the bathtub water, sink and toilet. Nothing. I checked the bathroom floor, no sign of moisture. I layed the vapor barrier flat and came down this morning. Now it looked liked more of a spray, small droplets in a area the size of a dinner plate. Again, nothing from the pipes in teh area as my wife let the water run for 5 minutes. There is a copper pipe servicing our hot water heat somewhat nearby, but it was dry. Could there be a pinhole leak and water only sprays from it when the boiler is pumping water through? The pipe was dry when I touch it, no drips are evident anywhere! The Attic is dry also, water not coming from roof.


09:55AM | 12/19/02
Member Since: 12/18/02
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With such a small amount it could just be condensation from the pipes.

I would suggest putting something like newspaper on top of the barrier, and under the suspect area. The newsprint will show the exact spot of the leak if any.


02:59AM | 12/20/02
Member Since: 12/18/02
3 lifetime posts
I finally found the source of the leak. Water is dripping from between the floor boards in two spots. The shower must be running for 5-6 minutes before it starts to drip. Now, I need to see if the source is the risers leading up to the shower head or is it from water splashing out of the tub. I doubt the second scenario, but wish it was. Any other possible thoughts? The leak is right next to the side of the tub, across from the drain, the drain is not leaking.A small pool of water can be seen when the leaking occurs in the crawl. It may be seeping through there, more investigative work tonight.


02:11PM | 12/20/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If you have a showerhead on a hose lay it in the tub and let it run. This should determine if pulmbing is leaking or the walls are leaking.

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