Leaking shower receptor

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by julie.utschig, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. julie.utschig

    julie.utschig New Member

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    We have a shower receptor (wood frame, vnyl liner, and concrete) which was just installed by a contractor. When tested to see if it held water, it leaked. We are no longer working with that contractor. Do we need to jack hammer the pan out of there and start over? Is there an easier and less expensive solution? Is there something we can do on top of what we have to seal the base which is already in place?

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  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    Replace

    How unfortunate that you have a leak but it is fortunate that the pan was tested. I know of no cure other than to rebuild the pan.
  3. John Bridge

    John Bridge Mudmeister

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    Hi Julie, :)

    I'm not understanding this. Usually, shower pan liners are tested before any mortar goes on top of them, and it's an easy thing to correct leaks at that point. What did I miss?
  4. e-plumber

    e-plumber DIY Senior Member

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    Leaking Shower Liner

    When we install new shower liners (pans) whether lead or membrane the only gaurantee we offer is that the pan will hold 3" of water for 24 hours. It's basically the tail light gaurantee, after our test passes we cannot be responsible.
    It's hard to point the blame in your case...
  5. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    Other Guy's Fault

    Since we are on a plumbing site the problem is the tile setters fault. When we're on John Bridges tile setting forum it is the plumbers fault. Simple and I like it.
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