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My water heater is on the second floor of my house over my…

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My water heater is on the second floor of my house over my garage sealing where I have a leak. The water heater and lines going in and out do not show any signs of leaking. when I shut the water supply to the house the leak stops. when I turn the water supply back on and use the shower on second floor the leak comes back. Can you help me with this problem? Thank you. John

Contractor's Assistant: Have you talked to a construction professional about the floor?

No.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. I am a pretty good handy man and do all my own plumbing repairs.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I looked all over for leaks and can't find where it's coming from. My guess is a supply line going to the hot water heater somewhere in the wall. Somewhere I can't see.

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Does it leak all the time when the water is on or only when you use the shower?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
when I use the shower it leaks. then when I shut the supply to the house off it stops.Then I turn the supply line back on it doesn't leak until we use the shower upstairs again.
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