Re: Shower base leak?
Posted by More on August 10, 19100 at 02:24:31:
In response to Re: Shower base leak?
: I have a three-story townhouse with a bathroom in the master bedroom on the third floor. A leak developed in that bathroom that I thought I fixed by replacing the shower drain. Unfortunately, a leak still remains. I opened the ceiling and the leak is coming from a point well to the left of the shower drain. I have replaced the shower door and re-caulked everything that doesn't move, but the leak continues, could the shower base have a leak? I can't see anything obvious, and if so, what can be done short of replacing the base.

: Thanks for any help

: Lane
Put a stopper over the shower drain, like a flat piece of rubber to hold water in the base. Put five gallons of water into a bucket and mix in colored food dye. Pour a gallon into the shower base and look for leaks. Use a strong flashlight and look up from below. No leaks? add more water. When you spot the leak, go to the shower and carefully look at the surface of the dyed water to see where it swirls out the leaky shower base.

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