kitchen ceiling leaking from bathroom

Postby jules09 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:23 am

hi all, my kitchen ceiling is stained yellow from the leaks in the bathrom, there is a big wet patch which looks like it is directly under the bath, then another directly under the toilet and the again with the sink. i have re siliconed the outlines and still is happening i had a plumber in to look at it and he just said get your husband totake up the floorboads and find the leak, i have had the bath panel off but everthing is bone dry. any advice please, many thanks jules09
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Postby htg engineer » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:56 pm

Do the waste pipes go under the floorboards ? leak from waste ?

Also worth check for cracks in the bottom of the toilet bowl.

The plumber is right though - either lift floor boards or cut out a section of plasterboard from the kitchen ceiling to find the leak. There's no other way.

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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:25 pm

If the ceiling is wet but the floor (when you remove the panel) is dry then it MUST be under the floor. You'll have to take some boards up.

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