I have an intermittent leak under my kitchen sink. When we find water on the
shelf under the sink I dig everything out of the cabinet and look for the drip
site but by that time it is dry every where except the shelf. this has gone on
for sometime and to no avail in finding the leak.
Sorry to hear it.
Do you have a dish washer? Maybe it only leaks when the dishwasher is
in use. How about a disposal? How about a water filter?
I'd clear everything out, get a bright light under there, and try all
the fixtures. If that fails, keep everything in place and check
frequently until you can spot the cause.
There are only a few places that can leak. Pipe joints, around the sink
edges, hoses for sprayers, etc.
You could wrap the pipes with toilet paper. Of course the water would
flow down the pipe and get much of the paper wet, and it would flow up
the pipe by capillary action in the paper, so it wouldn't narrow it down
tremendously, but it's all I could think of so far.
Is the wet spot on the shelf shaped like a circle? Can you take the
center of the circle and look above it?
It appears this is another of those old threads from years ago, but
regardless, the first thing to do is protect the wood. Buy a $4 plastic
dishpan or litter box at a dollar store, and put that under the sink.
Having worked as a plumber for years, there is only one way to find a
leak. Turn on the water, fill the sink, etc. While doing this, crawl
under the sink with a good light, and LOOK for the spot.... It could be
a bad faucet that leaks at the spout swivel, or leak around the sink's
rim. More likely it's the drain pipes, or a bad seal around where the
strainer basket attaches to the sink itself. It's obviously not the
water supply pipes, or it would leak ALL THE TIME.
There is no leak that can be determined by anyone on this newsgroup.
But now you know what to look for. Only YOU or a plumber can actually
locate the leak. You need to get under there and look for the source of
the leak. There is no other way!
That's what I meant..... 7 years *IS* years ago.
All posts from a random name followed by a whole series of randon
letters and numbers, and ending with @example.com are reposts from the
past. It did not take long to carch on to this.
Some provide useful help, but not to the OP, because the OP is long
gone. I was going to filter them out, but some are still interesting.
I really do wonder why they do these reposts. They must think this
group needs more activity!
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