Re: Shower Stall FLOOR leaking to other side of wall
Posted by pat on July 27, 2002 at 14:08:23:
In response to Re: Shower Stall FLOOR leaking to other side of wall
: There's no simple, easy way. Use a hammer, cold chisel, pry bar, etc., and start chipping the tile out. The thing about remodeling is there are very few pat answers to things. Every job is different. I find that it is much easier to remove as much as possible and basically start form scratch and not do a patch job. The money you save usually is outweighed by the work involved. You might want to look at a fiberglass stall replacement. For us DIYers, they are a lot easier to install and less likelyhood of leaks.

How's the grout and caulk? If there are any cracks, pinholes you've gotta leak.
What about the faucet? Is it dripping, leaking down the wall?

Is the drain clogged or running slowly and water is standing in the pan? That's a great way to trash a mortar bed shower.

Maybe you can take the drain cover off and stick a hose in there and figure out if it's drain or tile.

If you are committed to tearout, a small or medium sized electric chipper from the rental place is a great time saver.

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