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Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:53 pm
by megadude
Hi.
Today I ran the sink upstairs and when I went down to basement I could hear dripping sound. I can also hear when it standing on my main floor just above where I heard it in basement.

Here is a video showing what I mean. Pretty sure it's a dripping sound not just pipes making sounds?

https://vimeo.com/340792097

If it is leaking, I suppose I have to hire someone to take out the bathroom vanity and sink and go behind the wall?

Thanks for the advice.

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 pm
by Shannon
The problem is that the leak could be anywhere between the sink and that vertical wall. Would that sink be right above the wall? What I mean is would the drain pipe exist the vanity back , go into the wall and then straight down that wall on main floor?

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:00 pm
by Shannon
I would likely start by cutting an inspection hole in the drywall under the vanity. By the looks of it on video you can do that without removing vanity.

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:09 pm
by megadude
I'm not much of a handyman but it looks like it does to me. Here is a pic.

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Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:20 pm
by megadude
Thanks. I'll see what I can do.

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
by Aaron
Good luck. If you're only getting the drips from your bathroom sink, at least that may narrow the problem somewhat.

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:14 pm
by Shannon
Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Good luck. If you're only getting the drips from your bathroom sink, at least that may narrow the problem somewhat.
Actually that is a good question Aaron.
Megadude are you getting that same sound if you run the tub/shower or flush the toilet?

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 pm
by megadude
No sound for anything else.

Funny enough, today I did the same thing as yesterday, a few times, and the dripping is not as loud and doesn't last as long. I even ran the sink for two minutes and went to basement and it dripped only five times and not quite as loud.

Regardless, it's something I have to deal with.

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:48 pm
by Shannon
Yup try and figure it out