Shower enclosure leak issue

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Chris_2, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Chris_2

    Chris_2 New Member

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    Hello Terry,

    I have a 2 year-old shower enclosure that leaks from the inside corner to the outside corner. The shower enclosure is attached to a tile mud pan and wall via silicone substrate. I have removed the suspect area and re-applied silicone. By the way, after removing the old silicone I let the area sit for a week before re-applying silicone. I didn't use anything else to clean the area except for a single edge carpenter knife (Stanly brand). Just my luck would have it, the area started to leak again. I'm out of ideas on how to solve this issue. Perhaps you might have some ideas. I have attached some pictures of the suspect area to this post. Your help is most appreciated.

    Sorry about that, my pictures were too large. I reduced the image size.
     

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  2. chassis

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    Chris,

    If you can post a photo it might help folks to offer suggestions. Either you didn't quite get the leak plugged when you re-caulked, or there is another leak source. Many possible causes, but hard to nail it down without seeing your situation.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Do you have a small level? Try maybe a bullet level (circular puck) on the top of the curb. Does the curb cant into the shower, level, or out? If it doesn't have a little slope in towards the shower, water might weep out. Grout is not waterproof.
     
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