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I was wondering can help me out with a leak that I had from my jacuzzi tub into my first floor living room. First, I went to get in the tub to cool off and filled the tub up almost 3/4 of the way and my wife started yelling up to me that it was leaking through the ceiling. I ran downstairs to see a waterfall coming through my can light and ceiling fan. I was able to catch most of the water and get the drywall cutout. The next day we re-created the problem, and it leaked again but we had it under control. My father-in-law has been in the construction business for about 25 years but is not a plumber by trade. He was able to see that a check valve wasn't fully shut and that he needed to turn it to engage the spring loaded feature. My questions are:

1. Is that possible for a check valve to leak that much water especially when the problem occurred I wasn't running the jets??
2. Is this something that should be checked before using the tub?
3. To be safe that this doesnt happen again should the valve need to be replaced?

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue before the new drywall goes up.
 

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I was wondering can help me out with a leak that I had from my jacuzzi tub into my first floor living room. First, I went to get in the tub to cool off and filled the tub up almost 3/4 of the way and my wife started yelling up to me that it was leaking through the ceiling. I ran downstairs to see a waterfall coming through my can light and ceiling fan. I was able to catch most of the water and get the drywall cutout. The next day we re-created the problem, and it leaked again but we had it under control. My father-in-law has been in the construction business for about 25 years but is not a plumber by trade. He was able to see that a check valve wasn't fully shut and that he needed to turn it to engage the spring loaded feature. My questions are:

1. Is that possible for a check valve to leak that much water especially when the problem occurred I wasn't running the jets??
2. Is this something that should be checked before using the tub?
3. To be safe that this doesnt happen again should the valve need to be replaced?

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue before the new drywall goes up.
Sounds like a re-pipe of the swing check to me.....to meet code you need to addd an eyewash and a dipper well faucet.
 

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