shower encloser enclosed

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by neili, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. neili

    neili sales of irrigation, pumps, water wells

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    Growing up we had newer one-piece type shower enclosures. These enclosures had a taller ceiling then they did an entrance. By this I mean there was a lip so to speak that hung down towards the door. When I moved into my own house I suddenly started to notice red drips on the walls near my shower in the bathroom. Also, the paint on the outside of my house bubbles and peals near the bathroom. I read somewhere that this has to do with too much humidity in the house. I never experienced this with my one piece shower as a kid. Is it possible that this type of shower keeps more of the humidity in the shower and not in the bathroom? I am considering this as I think of ways to get rid of this humidity in my house. Thanks
  2. Kristi

    Kristi Tradesman Plumber

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    sounds like you need some ventilation - an exhaust fan would carry that humidity out of there... the "red drips" sounds like mildew to me. Paint peeling on the outside of the house due to the bathroom humidity??? I'm not sure about that one, but it strikes me that outside climes are much harsher than indoor ones!
  3. neili

    neili sales of irrigation, pumps, water wells

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    Growing up we didn't have any ventilation either. I was wondering if anyone knew about the one piece shower with the lip at the top and if that helped most of the humidity condensate inside the shower.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I'm not sure the lip would make much difference, a little maybe, but not much. Older paints were often enamel, which often is a little more impervious to moisture than laytex. Really, though, unless you live in the desert, an exhaust fan really helps (except maybe in the winter during heating season). My unprofessional opinion.
  5. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    Since this a guessing game, here is my guess.
    Can you get to or make an access to the wall on the business side of the shower to get in and look?
    I'm guessing that there is a leak in the wall. The red spots may be rusting nails and outside pealing due to wetness soaking to the outside.
    You may just have to peek inside the wall.........
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