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You could have a leak inside a wall. Given the vanity is swelling up that might be a good place to start. It's also possible that there are indeed water lines under the slab
but finding a leak above the floor that's running down onto the floor is much less destructive
Where does the water line for the toilet come from? does it come up through the floor or through the wall?
The vanity is on the middle wall between my neighbor and I. It is not wet anywhere.
Its comming out of that same wall which I can see it is dry,hmm
Another possibility is the tub/shower or shower stall
could it be from the shower/tub?
what does the enclosure look like? does it have tile? is it in good shape?
he swears water lines done run under the terrazzo floor in florida
tub and tile
faucets do leak
like from 1950
I have been sucking out water from a hole I cut in the grout. But by the end of the day the water returns
First your landlords assertion about where water lines are run is BS. Water lines under a slab are very common in Florida. But the tub/shower sounds like it would be at the top of my list of potential culprits given your description
even when no one showers or uses the toilet
He is an idiot...that is the problem,lol.
if it's a water line that's leaking it's under pressure all the time and will leak constantly
he said the whole place would be flooded
not if it's a pin hole leak
would my neighbor on the other side of the wall have a problem then?
Thats what I said
is there access to the wall behind where the tub/shower valve/faucet is?
is thre something that like overflows under the tub when water builds up?
yes the faucet in the tub is on the same wall as the toilet and the vanity and my neighbor
any way to cut a hole in the wall behind the valve to check it out
he also tried to say water leaking from THAT faucet would run down the drain
the faucet could leak into the wall
you mean hmm which valve
the water lines could be leaking
the drain line could also leak
the tub/shower faucet
the dial in the middle (the one that changes tub to shower) may be the problem?
so either one of the valves are leaking or a drain line
yes or possible the water lines
I know this sounds stupid but where does the drain line run
Yes,I told him the faucets are not attached tight
he never fixes anything right
the drain runs under the slab.
and that could be leaking?
except where the tub connects to it a leak in the tub drain wouldn't cause the problem you describe
so if the wall behind the shower/toilet/vanity is not wet then there is a good chance the tub faucets are leaking and running under the floor,right?
you need to get inside that wall to look
the neighbor DID have a leak under his sink but that was fixed 2 months ago
Landlord thought that was the underlying problem...but it cant be
not if it's still wet
So get into that wall where the tub faucets are?
its bone dry over there,they say.
that's the first place I would look if there are no other signs
Floor runs an a small slant towards me I think
When he pulled the toilet up there was water around it but mabe it was comming from that tub faucet
He really needs to ask a real plumber to come in an look at stuff before anything gets worse
One thing I dont understand is how more water shows up on the floor when no one has used the shower for a day or so
That's an indication of a leak in a water line
it's under pressure all the time and will leak constantly until it's fixed
Then you think this line is most likely the one comming from the tub faucet?
It's hard for me to say. I suspect that but no way for me to tell. If you open up the wall and see lines coming up through the slab then the leak could be right where the pipe emerges from the slab
and if it is dry?
then it could be under the slab
So one requires knocking out a wall in the shower...the other is an underground nightmare basically,right?
I will show my landlord what you had to say,so he knows where to go with this
you don't need to knock down a wall just cut a hole or 2 in it so you can see inside
My landlord just text me and insisted it is the gap under the wax seal and he is comming to cement it,sigh.
What you say sounds right to me
That's probably not it if the leak is active even when nothing is used
toilet I mean
That is what I told him
do you have any more questions?
not at the moment,thanks Rick
Hope I can explain this to him
You dont happen to live around here do you? LOL
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