I left a pound of ice to melt in my shower. Two hours later my downstairs neighbor reported a leak from their shower light fixture

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Could the melting ice water have caused a permanent leak to have developed?

(my emphasis)

Leaks generally don't repair themselves.

Since there is evidence of a leak, it is very likely this will recur. This means that the leak needs to be actively investigated and fixed to prevent further damage.

You downstairs neighbor will probably get someone to repair their light, that person may be able to inspect the space above the light fitting (e.g. using an endoscopic/borescope inspection camera) to identify the source of the leak (or at least it's approximate location)

In your photo it doesn't look like you have easy access to the underside of your shower tray - last time I had a shower leak, access to the underside of the tray was very useful in locating the cause of the leak. At the very least I was able to remove, clean and replace several possible causes (loose pipe joints, worn...

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After college my boyfriend and I went our separate ways and I moved into an apartment that I could more easily afford on my own. It was one of those modern apartment complexes with paper-thin walls (and apparently floors), a cookie-cutter layout, and minimal landscaping. Despite their bright white sterility, my rooms decorated up nicely and most of the other inhabitants of Greenfield Court were good, kind people. My only real complaint was my downstairs neighbor.

The elderly man who lived directly below me was one of those neighbor-from-hell types that you read about on the internet. Despite his age he must have had incredibly acute hearing because all the normal sounds of other people’s everyday living bothered him. Washing dishes, running water, watching TV, using kitchen appliances, walking, talking; you name it and he would pound on the wall or ceiling with his cane to let you know that he heard you and wanted you to shut up. This “Morse code” was his main form of...

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I just recently bought my first condo and from day one my downstairs neighbor, who also owns his unit, has complained about the noise we're generating. It has been a little over a year and after several letters and meetings we have not been able to resolve the issue and I think he is getting ready to take legal action.

My unit is a 2bd, 2bath on the 3rd floor. The place has hardwood/laminate flooring and I do understand that it can be loud, however I feel they are being unreasonable. Their first complaint was the day we moved in, and although it was late (maybe 12:30 am) we were actually done moving hours ago and just walking around and settling in, not moving furniture or anything. Like Seneca's post, I immediately had a sinking feeling this was a bad sign. Since then they've complained about us numerous times either directly to us or through the HOA Board or complex management company. However, since no one else is complaining about us, the HOA and mgt co. said there's...

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If the cubic meter of ice was at 20 degrees celsius it would either be superheated ice or under a LOT of pressure. The superheated ice would melt nearly instantly as soon as anything disturbed it's meta stable state. The cubic meter of ice under pressure would melt as soon as the pressure was removed.

If you intended to ask how long would a cubic meter of ice would take to melt in an atmosphere of air which was all at 20 degrees celsius, the answer would depend on the shape of the cubic meter of ice, and whether the ice was insulated or not and if so by what and how much, and finally, how fast the air was allowed to move around the ice.

Consider shape first. A sphere would take the longest to melt because it has the smallest surface area for that volume of ice. A cubic meter of ice in the shape of a 1 centimeter squared by 10 kilometers (0.01 m x 0.01 m x 10000 m) = 1 m^3, would have a much larger surface area and would melt much faster as a consequence.

Now consider...

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Please just let me be!
I'm having trouble trying to fight this road tonight
It's too much for me, yet she likes horror movies
Maybe I should stay downstairs, avoid the glare
Take the time to come my hair, make her care!
Opened eyes, I was blind
I wish I could say.....

I'm staying downstairs with the lights off! (face to face)
Nobody can hurt me with the lights off! (or abuse me)
I'm staying downstairs with the lights off! (face to face)
Nobody can hurt me with the lights off!
Nothing can stop me now...
Nothing can stop me now...

Maybe I should burn the bridge!
You told me everything that I needed to hear
Little white lies cutting through the sincerity, my heart felt for you
Maybe I should stay downstairs, avoid the glare
Take the time to come my hair, make her care!
Opened eyes, I was blind
I wish I could say.....

I'm staying downstairs with the lights off! (face to face)
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Upstairs, mmmm

Downstairs, mmmm

Upstairs, mmmm

Downstairs

Upstairs every night
There's a boy listening to his radio
Downstairs just one flight
A girl waits patiently
Downstairs every night
Sits a girl listening from the floor below
Upstairs just one flight
A boy waits patiently
Each one knowing
That the other is there
Each one hoping
That the other will dare
To climb the first stair

Upstairs, mmmm
Downstairs, mmmm
Upstairs, mmmm
Downstairs

Upstairs in the night
The boy hears crying from the room below
He goes down one flight
And dries her tear-filled eyes
Upstairs every night
All is quiet in the room above
Downstairs just one flight
There's nothing to be sad
No more lonely
Girl and boy have met
The upstairs room is
Advertised to let
Now these two have met

Upstairs, mmmm
Downstairs, mmmm
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