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    Question Repairing / Replacing tiles for bath spout leak

    Hi,

    I have a leak which is coming from the bath spout where the pipes join at the 'T'.

    As you can see access is tight and i need to prepare the area for the plumber to fix. I am assuming they will replace the pipe between the taps and the spout.

    I am wondering what would be the best way to patch this up once i remove the tiles. I am hoping to remove as few tiles as possible or do i need to take a few off and find the studs to attach a new piece of board to and re tile?

    Thanks for any advice.


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    Is there access from the wall behind ?
    Easier to patch if its just a plaster wall without tiles.

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    Unfortunately not, external brick wall.
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    I have silver soldered leaks like that without too much trouble by removing one tile and a small amount of sheet.

    Buy a 1/2" brass cap and cap off the thread then turn on a tap to locate the leak.
    Last one I did was a few years ago caused by the lady using the bath spout to drag herself up out of the bath.

    One thing to be careful of is if there is building paper covering the studs (brick veneer) cause it likes to burn.

    Of course you could always knock some bricks out and go in from the outside ( I have) but need to locate leak first

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