leak from upstairs bathroom


Old 10-06-02, 01:50 PM
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leak from upstairs bathroom

I have a leak coming from the upstair bathroom down to my laundry room. I cut a hole in the ceiling in the laundry room to try to see were the leak was coming from but it is blocked by wood right above the drywall. Next I pulled the toilet off thinking it was the wax seal. I poured a bucket of water in the center of the hole were the toilet drains and the leak started again downstairs. It does seem to leak when the shower is on, mybe it is because not as much pressure all at once. How can I fix the leak without having to pull the floor up or tearing my ceiling down? All of the piping seems to be black plastic type. Any info greatly appreciated. I looked back thru the past post but nothing matched my problem.
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Old 10-06-02, 10:02 PM
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You're going to have to take the ceiling down to access the drain pipes to find the problem and repair it.
Black plastic ABS has to be glued with ABS glue, and sometimes this glue doesn't hold as well as others.
Good luck!
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