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Old 03-27-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Water leak from nowhere

My lavatory faucet is leaking and needs a new cartridge. While I am waiting for the new cartridge I installed shutoff valves to the hot and cold Water lines. During the process I estimate about a quart to 1 1/2 gal of water was released and I thought I got it all cleaned up........it appears not so.

The day after the leak we noticed a wet spot just inside the bedroom door. I was thinking that the water released from the faucet "fix" somehow snuck between the plywood floor and the subfloor and wicked up into the carpet. (logical thought since water does funny things) the wet spot was about 10" diameter. It took quite awhile for me to convince my better half so all was good.......until this morning.....

We have a throw rug in the LR and miraculously another wet spot (25" dia) has appeared in the middle of the throw rug. Its only in the center and we cannot find any wicking from any of the edges. The spot is directly under an AC duct, but inspection of the duct did not show signs of any condensation.........we even had the city water shut off and the water pump was not energized at all last night no pressure in the waterlines.....

So far this week I have removed, inspected, and reinstalled the waterheater , inspected the pass through from the city inlet to the waterheater after I found water in the pass through. (Cleaned the passthrough and no water for 2 weeks so I reinstalled the waterheater.) and installed shut off valves to the lavatory sink (waiting on repair parts) making a mess with the water......

I am at my wits end..............any suggestions on where the water may be coming from would be very helpful.

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find that leak! They can be a real pain to find sometimes.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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My lavatory faucet is leaking and needs a new cartridge. While I am waiting for the new cartridge I installed shutoff valves to the hot and cold Water lines. During the process I estimate about a quart to 1 1/2 gal of water was released and I thought I got it all cleaned up........it appears not so.

The day after the leak we noticed a wet spot just inside the bedroom door. I was thinking that the water released from the faucet "fix" somehow snuck between the plywood floor and the subfloor and wicked up into the carpet. (logical thought since water does funny things) the wet spot was about 10" diameter. It took quite awhile for me to convince my better half so all was good.......until this morning.....

We have a throw rug in the LR and miraculously another wet spot (25" dia) has appeared in the middle of the throw rug. Its only in the center and we cannot find any wicking from any of the edges. The spot is directly under an AC duct, but inspection of the duct did not show signs of any condensation.........we even had the city water shut off and the water pump was not energized at all last night no pressure in the waterlines.....

So far this week I have removed, inspected, and reinstalled the waterheater , inspected the pass through from the city inlet to the waterheater after I found water in the pass through. (Cleaned the passthrough and no water for 2 weeks so I reinstalled the waterheater.) and installed shut off valves to the lavatory sink (waiting on repair parts) making a mess with the water......

I am at my wits end..............any suggestions on where the water may be coming from would be very helpful.

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they can be hard to trace. Have you had any rain?
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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You sure it's just water? Any pups that might be having bladder trouble? Do you sleepwalk while dreaming about cascading waterfalls?

Does sound like you have an odd situation there,, sorry i can't offer a better suggestion.
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You have newly installed shut off valves if it is leaking there it should be obvious . You're not sure if it is coming from below or above so place a piece of plastic over the area of the leak if water appears on top of the plastic it has to be coming from above. If from below good luck but you will find it.
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I would bet on the air con.
As wad said earlier, put down a towel, then a plastic sheet then another towel. That will isolate it to above or below.
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If you have used the roof air conditioning, it may be condensation. There is a pan in each AC unit which catches the water and either overflows onto the roof or drains it through a tube to under the coach. I have had mud dauber wasps plug the overflow tubes and cause a leak inside the bedroom. I think that the water overflows the pan and leaks between the AC and the roof. The hold down bolts on the AC can become loose and the seal can leak to the inside.

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No leaks or puddles last night. Waterfall dreams have stopped and shut off the A/C after 8pm.....and we now are taking the puppy out every 2 hours........hope this all works.

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No rain for a week......we are currently at Willow Beach, AZ and the monsoons have not arrived yet...
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Have you tried disconnecting city water and running the pump with your tank water? The pump should only run when you open a faucet. If it runs without a faucet or valve open, then water is leaking from your plumbing somewhere.
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No leaks or puddles last night. Waterfall dreams have stopped and shut off the A/C after 8pm.....and we now are taking the puppy out every 2 hours........hope this all works.

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Sounds like the pup, yes?
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Day 3 and no water on the floor. Still keeping my fingers crossed.
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I had a leak in the middle of the carpet in front of the couch. It turned out to be under the kitchen sink behind a panel. It was on the corner of the slide. The water hose moves when the slide goes in and out. It loosened the fitting.
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