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Water stain on ceiling looks like, Is this a leak and should we be worried?

Water stain on ceiling looks like, Is this a leak and should we be worried?


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Old 10-08-22, 09:34 PM
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Water stain on ceiling looks like, Is this a leak and should we be worried?

This is the ceiling in our garage, weíve just moved to this house for two months. I must admit Iíve not looked at the ceiling there often, but today when I decided to inspect our sewage line in the garage I found out that around this line, which should be the one for our shower, has some kind of stain ring around it (please see the picture. )

wondering if we should be concerned? Itís not wet to the touch though. So might be something other than leak that causes it? Although Iím not sure what else could cause this.
 
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Old 10-09-22, 02:08 AM
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It kind of looks like an old leak that was painted over with latex without using a stain hiding primer.
I'd either clean up the pipe T or paint over it and then see if new leak evidence presents itself.
 
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Old 10-10-22, 01:51 AM
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Oh thanks so much!

Will definitely try that.
 
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Old 10-11-22, 11:12 AM
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I also like the trick of adding some pencil marks to show the edges of the current stain. In a few weeks, check back. If it's an old leak, the stains will not have moved.
 
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Old 10-11-22, 12:39 PM
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It was definitely water as you can see the water marks on the tee.
There could be many reasons for the water there. It could have been a one time thing.
Typically if it was a leak and you used that shower... it would get worse.
I'd expect to see more water dripping down the same tee..... probably onto the floor.
If that happens the shower drain is leaking.

Looks like old iron pipe and plaster which means old house and old plumbing.

 
 

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