Forum Title: Dripping PVC pipe sticking out of basement
Hello. I need some help. I have a small PVC pipe sticking out of my basement and it drips onto our concrete patio downstairs. The house is around 15 years old and we bought it 3 years ago. The pipe rarely dripped when we moved in, but over the last few months it has become a steady drip of running water that keeps my patio wet. Whats going on here? Any ideas? The pipe is connected to my plumbing in the unfinished basement. Thank you for your help!
Category: Plumber Post By: MITCHELL VAZQUEZ (Denton, TX), 10/31/2016

Do you know what exactly that pipe is hooked up to? Looks like a condensation termination to me. Or could be a relief valve piped outside.

- ALLISON DOMINGUEZ (Addison, IL), 09/09/2017

Thank you both for your input. Havasu- Good idea, I checked my water heater and My TPR valve is connected to another PVC pipe running out the other side of the house so I think I'm safe on that one. Voletl- The pipe comes into my basement, runs up the wall and connects the the rest of the PVC piping in the basement ceiling (main level floor).

- CHAD GEORGE (South San Francisco, CA), 09/19/2017

If you determine that is coming from your water heater, then you will need to replace your TPR valve soon.

- FELICIA MOSS (San Leandro, CA), 10/09/2017

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