After taking a shower (1 piece shower-bath unit), I can hear what
sounds like a dripping in the wall. The plumbing on the shower in in
the wall to the bedroom, so placing ear on both sides I can hear it.
The sound is constant, every 8-10 seconds it will drip. Due to
consistency, I ruled out noise from tub expanding/contracting from hot
shower. No leaks show in the wall, under baseboard in bedroom, or
from down below (downstairs). After an hour or so the dripping stops.
Is this an actual drip or maybe pipes just making noise? If the pipe
were to leak/drip at a slow rate, wouldn't the water run down the pipe
rather than fall hitting floor in wall? I have considered cutting a
2'X2' in wall from bedroom to look at pipes and see if there is a
leak, but dread doing this as I am unfamiliar on patching the hole up
again so you wouldn't be able to see it was ever cut out (guess as
good a time as any to learn) as well as wall has a faux finish on it,
so attempting to redo that and blend it is also daunting.
Any hints or ideas? Thanks in advance