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Sue Danna Myer

01:15PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 03/18/03
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When water is being drained from the upstairs bathtub or shower (different locations)...I can hear a drip-drip-drip sound behind the kitchen wall (seeming to get faster all the time). When asking my husband, he said it is just the water from the second floor hitting the pipe on the way down...?? Not that I don't believe him.... :-) but Bob Villa he is not. Our house is 15 years old and I don't recall this sound before. What is the easiest way to tell if this really is a leak somewhere or just water "falling".....???


06:31PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
Hubby may be correct. The only way to determine drain leaks is to look for water or stains at the base of the wall, discolored vinyl, wet spots or insulation under the house.


03:19AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
The obvious question is: does the sound come from the location of the drain pipe? Do you have a basement or a crawl space underneath? If so, can you find that particular drain pipe and listen to it at the lowest level to see if the dripping noise is inside the pipe?
Might be worth a try.

erik peterson

12:52PM | 06/25/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
Check to see if the sound occurs when running only cold water. If the sound does not happen with the cold only then try the hot only...I think what youre hearing is the hot water pipes ticking as the hot water travels through the cool pipes. erik

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