This might be more a general knowledge-type question or physics basics (or maybe not even physics) if so, I apologize and never took a physics class (my school never offered it), so I am not really sure what it is to begin with, but I need a definitive answer as this is sort of a semi-emergency type situation.
So my question is basically: Can water travel up a bathtub wall if there is no or little water pressure in a hose? Would the water just build up and eventually go out the other end (as I hope) or would water just slide back down and out of the "bad" end of the hose?
There is a leak in my bathroom coming from a neighbor upstairs. The landlord is aware of it, and it will be fixed ASAP, so that is not an issue but for now, water is dripping near the very bottom of a cabinet and flooding the floor pretty quick. Sometimes it just drips and sometimes it's pretty strong (almost like a faucet) I guess depending on if they are using the sink or shower.
I want to use a funnel and hose to put in the bath tub so it can drain in the tub, but the hose is low (on the floor) and would have to go UP the bathtub wall, so is that possible?
I know if there is [a lot] of water pressure it would work of course, but what if there was only a little water pressure? Would the water just not move or slowly go up and fall back down or would this work?
I don't have time to "try it" as I have to leave for a few days and am not even sure which neighbor it is, but I can't stay in the apt forever waiting for them to use the sink/shower and don't want to come back to a flooded bathroom/apt.