Re: bathroom shower leak-from where?
Posted by e-plumber on May 26, 2004 at 17:45:30:
In response to Re: bathroom shower leak-from where?
: : : Bathroom addition has corner shower(prefab)-it leaked under the showe ronto the floor and into the wall near the floor-wall was cut behind shower head and no pipes leading to shower were leaking-pan replaced-still leaked-shower floor rebuilt and prefab floor was replaced with tile -two different projects-still leaks-doesn't leak when water is poured into drain-only when shower is flowing-no leak behind wall -only from under-how can I find the source of the leak so I can get it fixed?

: : Reply:
: : It sounds like the shower faucet is the culprit if it only leaked when the faucet was turned on. If possible, open the wall directly behind the faucet.
: : Also, make sure all caulking is intact and the trim plate for the shower faucet is tight to the wall.
: : e-plumber

: The wall was opened and everything was dry-any other possibilities-is there a way for the water to leak at the drain in a way that pouring directly doesn't causes leakage?? Very appreciative of any hlp-this has been a mystry and a headache!

It is possible it only leaks from the strainer when a person is standing in the shower. The weight of a person could allow the fiberglass? to flex and break the water tight seal where the strainer attaches to the shower unit. You could also have hairline splits in the base. Have a pro check it out for you, this sounds like a tricky one...

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