What is approach to fix upstairs plumbing leaks?

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      Avatar photoJoshua Dasecke

        The 18 year old plumbing to the shower and / or whirlpool tub in the upstair bathroom leaks and is causing ceiling damage downstairs. I’m ready to rip everything out and redo the upstairs bathroom.

        What is the best approach to trouble shooting and performing this major project?

        Do I need to rip everything out (including the floor) and redo all of the plumbing or is there an easier way.

        Many thanks for any ideas here!

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      • #296558
        Avatar photoRetired plbg1

          It depends on where fix. go, as long as ceiling is bad you have to get access to pipes so take it down and see where pipes are and go from there. if you change location of fix. then you will have some floor to remove up stairs. Let me know and I will help you with drawing are anything else.

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        • #296559
          Avatar photoamickmt

            Thanks for the feedback! Do you think the leaks are brass water pipe or PVC drain pipe? What would cause such leaks after 18 years?

            Is the popcorn on the ceiling easy to match or will I have to redo the entire ceiling?

            Best regards, Mark

          • #296560
            Avatar photoRobert Stephen Morton

              Amickmt. Why would you try to do it yourself. unless you have not insured yourself?
              If you have insurance – CLAIM, you may have to fix the problem BY A LICENSED PERSON but then you would have a properly done job.

            • #296561
              Avatar photoCincinnatiPlumbing

                If the leak is going on at all time whether the fixtures are in use or not its PROBABLY a waterline. If it only happens when the fixtures are in use, it could be either/or. The only way to know for certain is to open up the ceiling and investigate. As far as the popcorn ceiling goes, you MIGHT be able to match it up, but it is highly unlikely.

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