So...I'm sitting in my chair in my living room, and hear a "drip". Hmmmmm.....not in this room? I look up at one of the recessed lights and see a drop of water has formed on the rim....and then has dripped onto my rug.
So, the Mrs and I go upstairs to see what is going on. Of course, the recessed light is right below the upstairs bathroom. (Our bedroom is on the first floor and nobody has been upstairs for any reason for over a month.) So, it appears the water supply line to the toilet has begun to leak. Why?....Why would a leak suddenly start to form when nobody was using the upstairs bathroom? I shut off the water to the toilet and wiped up the water on the floor......but the drip is going to continue until whatever amount of water that "landed" on the ceiling has drained off. No ceiling stain yet......may or may not occur.
So, now I'm somewhat concerned about mold growing where the water is ......but I guess I can monitor that by pulling off the recessed light rim and see if I got green or black growing around there.
The leak is puzzling to me. I've never had something like this occur.
It's either leaking right after the water valve shutoff.....or up where the supply line connects to the toilet "guts" or "inner workings". It's an odd thing to happen.....OTOH......it's an eye opener as to why to shut off your water when you leave for a week or so.
Depends on what type of supply line goes from the stop (shut off valve), to the internal toilet fill valve. Or, it could be leaking where the supply connects under the tank? Check up there to make sure water isn't running down the supply and onto the shut off valve. More than one sort of connection there, too. Some supplies have a plastic insert that seals to the fill valve. Some have a rubber "donut" that when compressed, seals around the supply. Those are prone to deteriorate over time.
Many different kinds of valves/connections/supplies. Some are 3/8" chrome plated soft copper supplies, with compression fitting at the stop. Some are plastic. Some are braided flex supplies. Older homes mostly have the compression fitting connection at the top of the stop.
Snug that nut a bit (nut around supply that tightens to the stop). But you'd want to hold the stop with an adjustable wrench, or channel locks while snugging the nut, so you don't disturb the joint at the bottom or back of the stop, while snugging the compression nut. Don't over do it.
There are several general rules about plumbing. #1, water always wants to be someplace you don't want it to be.
maybeeee you should take yer own advise, otoh grow a thicker skin.. Reading PM is childish act but then again you are a chil....... Just sayin' CleoW
No pms read. Dont have that option here. Just not an idiot qnd can see when a guy acts like a child and comes back under a different handle. Figured that comment of yours was a great opportunity to tell you your not fooling anyone.
Also Dave, this from an old, "shtt runs downhill, hot's on the left and payday is on Friday," pipe-fitter type; often the packing around the valve stem for the shut-off needs tightened. A small phillips screwdriver in the center of the chrome, egg-shaped handle and a crescent wrench to tighten the nut should do it if that is what you have.
I shoot every Sunday am with a group of guys. One of 'em is a professional contractor so I ask him. He said that if I had a water pressure "change" (pressure drop then restored again) that would be the likely source. That jogged my memory in that two weeks ago my water meter was changed out.