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Please help. Mixer shower leaking

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gemma22233, 16 Mar 2019.

  1. Gemma22233

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    Hi, my mixer shower appears to drip from hose and very slowly from the shower head when it is turned off. I changed the hose but when I unscrewed it to take it off an awful lot of water came out of the bar. Is this normal? The new hose is on and its fitted correctly but after a few hours a large bead of water is forming at the bottom of hose.
     
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    Your inlet valve is probably not shutting off fully allowing water to pass through and eventually out of the hose
     
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    Thank for replying. Is this something I can leave for a while until I can afford a plumber or is it an urgent job?
    When I take the shower wand out of its arm and lay it in the bath the water in the hose stops coming out. Could it be water trapped in the shower head?
     
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    I wouldn't say it's urgent, just annoying
     
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    So it wont flood the bathroom or get worse? Will I still be able to use the shower?
     
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    If the shower head is over the bath, how would it flood the bathroom, make sure plug is out!

    Shower should be still useable.
     
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    Because I was worried that it might spring a leak from the pipe and spray everywhere.
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    @Gemma22233 ... it's usual to get a bit of water leeching out of the shower head and hose for a while after the shower has been used. If it never stops dripping then it'll be the valve that you use to start and stop the shower that is getting worn and letting a little water past.

    Wouldn't worry about the hose going or any of the pipes and it should be ok until you can get someone in to either replace the valve or the mixer itself but i'd get it done at some point as it won't get any better. .
     
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    Thank you @Madrab, I have a plumber coming out on 26th. Theres is only a small amount of water seeping out over a couple of hours bit I was concerned that the shower would just pour out and not stop. Will this happen if the valve is worn. I live on my own and get very anxious with anything to do with water.
     
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    It's very unlikely, probably it will just keep dripping till it's fixed.

    If the shower's above a bath leave the plug out and any leakage will flow down the drain.

    edited for spelling
     
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