Water Leak?

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    • #275978
      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      My shower has tile up to the area just below the shower head. I recently noticed that the paint around the shower head is peeling badly, and there are water marks. The water marks appear to be older, and the area around the shower head is not wet. There is no spray from the shower head onto the wall when the water is turned on. I figured this means a leak inside the wall, but a plumber has told me he does not think so — he thinks it’s condensation. How do I tell without opening up the wall? I replaced the shower head some time ago, so it is possible the former shower head was leaking.

    • #293215
      Retired plbg1
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      Turn your shower arm up and get a ips. 45 and screw it on there with a 6 ” nipple screwed into 45 and turn off shower valve and fill the nipple with water to the top and see if it drains out.

    • #293216
      bungie
      Participant

      Pressure test the pipe. remove the shower rose. place a test gauge on the thread. pressure up the pipe and then turn the tap off, if the pressure drops you have a leak.



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