Small leaking pipe above front door
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poppy-123
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Small leaking pipe above front door

Post by poppy-123 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:33 pm

A small pipe above the front door is leaking water. The pipe is about 1" diameter. Can anyone tell me where the water is coming from? And how i can stop it leaking?

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Re: Small leaking pipe above front door

Post by stoneyboy » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:02 pm

Hi poppy-123.
It’s most likely to be an overflow from a water tank. Check the ball valve is not dripping continuously.
Regards S

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Re: Small leaking pipe above front door

Post by poppy-123 » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:50 am

Many thanks Stoneyboy,

I have a friend coming round today to have a look. I tried pushing down the ball cock in the toiletso that water flowed through the overflow pipe, but no water came from the pipe outside.

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Re: Small leaking pipe above front door

Post by stoneyboy » Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:16 am

Hi poppy-123,
If there is nothing else adjacent to the pipe on the other side of the wall eg boiler, bath, hot water cylinder then it could be an old redundant pipe. This would only drip occasionally.
It might also be a weep hole for the DPC/cavity lintel above the door, again it would not drip continuously.
Regards S

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