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How do I fix my shower bath tub drain that has been leaking water into my living room downstairs?

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One fine morning, I noticed a wet portion on my ceiling dry wall located in my living room. At first, the wet area was very small and it wasn't a cause of concern for me. But after just a few days, the wet area on my ceiling dry wall became quite big and there were black molds already forming around the edge of the wet areas.

So i used a blade to cut off the wet portion of my ceiling dry walls. The dry wall had become so soft already, I could simply poke my finger through and pull out the soft wet dry wall. Though I know it may make my living room ugly with a ceiling hole for now, but it was required to find out the source of the water leak. When I flashed a flash light into the ceiling holes, I could see water dripping from the corner of a black PVC pipes. So I asked my son to go up to the washroom and listen to where my tapping noise is coming from. I began to start tapping on the black PVC pipes from inside the ceiling holes and my son upstairs could hear it. So I asked my son from where did he hear my tapping and he said it was coming from our bathtub draining hole area. I told him to start running the water so I could confirm the leak was definitely coming from the bath tub drain. Yes it was then confirmed now.

Now that I have identify the source of my Water leaks, I was wondering how I could fix this leaks without having to call a plumber which could cost me an arm and a leg. I mean plumbers charge high fees for doing certain small work which I if given the right knowledge and time, I could do it myself too. I know having the proper tools will help too and the plumber usually have those tools with them. It becomes quite unnecessary for me to buy those tools because I won't be using much of plumbing tools, but for a plumber it is worth to buy plumbing tools, since they will be using it on a daily basis.
asked in Summerside by Joshua Wright (136 points)

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