Main Water Tank Overflowing

Old 10-16-06, 08:47 AM
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Main Water Tank Overflowing


I have a main water tank located in my attic, just above the toilet.

For the last few weeks water has been pouring out from a pipe in the wall of my house, close to where this tank is.

Putting 2 and 2 together, I guess this is some kind of overflow pipe?

As I am poor and my front door is almost ruined, can anyone please teach me how to fix this? If it is in fact possible for a layperson to do.

Somebody on another forum advised me to put a brick in my toilet (the tank bit, not the pan) but this hasn't helped. Water is starting to leak into my kitchen now.

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-17-06, 08:08 PM
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Is this potable water, and not part of a hot water heating system?

Are you on a well or public water?

Is this a hot water tank?

A much better description of you water piping system would really help.
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> I have a main water tank located in my attic, just above the
> toilet.

Total shot in the dark, but this tank could be a water heater with a drip pan underneath. The drip pan is used to catch any water that may leak from the tank. The pipe leading outside could very well be the drain from that drip pan.

Have you looked at the tank in the attic? Where is the pipe connected? Is the tank leaking? Where is the pipe connected?
Old 10-19-06, 04:35 PM
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Thumbs up Welcome to our forums hirschfelder,

I am sorry but as you are in the UK and most of us are across the pond, we are not familiar with a lot of details about your plumbing systems.
Electric showers are a good example of something "foreign" to us.

We have been getting a lot of nice folks from your area dropping in here but sometimes have a problem helping.

Perhaps if you describe in detail what is connected to this tank we might be able to figure out your problem.

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