Leaky Shower
Posted by Bruce Aberdeen on March 12, 19100 at 14:06:21:
Hi,
I have a framed in shower in my 3 piece bathroom off of the master bedroom. Over time i noticed moisture gathering under the vinyl flooring. I tore out and replaced the vinyl floor, subfloor and wall tiles in the shower. After inspecting the tiled shower floor I determined that there were no cracks and with a little silicone it should be water tight. After several days of fairly steady use, a drip from the ceiling on the floor below developed. My leak was back! There is no visable sign of cracks or leaks in the shower. Now I suspect that it may be the trap leaking.
What I need advice on is, am I more likely to find the leak by ripping up the shower floor or by opening up the lower floor ceiling? Will I be able to access the trap from the shower floor? Is it possible that the floor could leak through the grouting even if there were no visable cracks?
Oh, please help!

BA


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