Re: leak beside bathtub
Posted by e-plumber on June 10, 2004 at 19:00:09:
In response to Re: leak beside bathtub
: Have a leak along the drywall beside a bathtub with a shower wall. The shower wall was recently re-caulked along the inside edge and the ends of the track where the track pieces meet. There is no caulking around the faucet or the overflow drain/stopper. Any suggestions appreciated

If the caulking was done properly before the wall behind the tile had a chance to become damaged, (not an ongoing leak issue) and the leak has stopped, there should be no concern about not having caulking around the faucet trim and overflow cover, unless there are holes or visible openings that would allow water to enter the wall. There should be a gasket behind the overflow plate and sealant, (plumbers putty or similar) behind the faucet trim.

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