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Asked on Mar 13, 2019

How to know about leak in tap and/or the pipe?

Mary RussellLeenaCheryl A


How to know if there is a leak in the tap or leak in the pipes. Leak in either, how to remedy it.

Also the cheapest way to repair leak in the pipes.

Thank you

4 answers
  • Ken Erickson
    on Mar 13, 2019

    Water drips down. I always put a dry paper towel below any suspected leak. If the paper get wet, I know I have a leak. Usually just a tightening of a nut.

  • Cheryl A
    on Mar 13, 2019

    if the tap is leaking you will see water coming out of tap when faucet is turned off -


  • Leena
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Thank you.

  • Mary Russell
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Using a dry tissue,check each fitting separately starting at the highest one.Being sure to check the results after each fitting so you will know when/if you find a wet one.work down through each fitting until all are eliminated or until the wet one is found.If you find that one of the fittings is in fact leaking and you have the tool and skill to tighten,make sure to turn the water off first,and bleed off the pressure to that section of piping.This will preclude a mess if a pipe were to break when you try to tighten it.If you suspect you have a water leak somewhere in your house,but don't know for sure,make sure all water is off in the house then go out to your water meter,open the lid and watch the very small three cornered fixture in your meter.That little deal will turn if any water is going through,no matter how insignificant.

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