Leaking pipe behind drywall.....


Old 01-03-01, 03:28 PM
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OK - here's the thing.....it appears that my shower is leaking from behind the drywall where the shower head comes out of the wall - not BAD but it is becomming more and more noticeable every day. I had a plumber come and look at it and he said that my shower head was leaking. He tightened it and charged me and it is still leaking....but from behind the wall!!! I would really like to fix this myself as to keep from paying a plumber. Any advise?????
Old 01-03-01, 04:49 PM
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It may be just leaking around the threads of the fitting in the wall that the showerhead pipe screws into.
Use a washcloth or sponge to keep from marring the chrome under the wrench and unscrew it counterclockwise.
Wrap 2-3 turns of teflon tape around pipe threads CLOCKWISE ONLY and tighten it back into fitting. (Did that plumber do this, or just tighten it?)
If that doesn't do it, the soldered (if copper) fitting may be leaking, and will have to be re-soldered (which means going into the wall from behind shower).
Good Luck!

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