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mcjurich
06-07-2009, 07:51 AM
Hi,

I just moved into a new townhouse with a "fiberglass?" shower pan. On either side of the shower doors at the top of the shower pan where the tile meets the fiberglass, there is a hole that looks like some kind of pre-molded drainage hole or weep hole. What are these for and should I leave them open? It seems that water could easily get into the wall cavity from showering or cleaning the shower?

Thanks!

jadnashua
06-07-2009, 01:38 PM
There's a lip behind the shower pan that the tile fits over. Water can get behind the tile, it then falls over the lip, and then it needs a way to drain out. My guess is to leave them alone. If you can identify the brand, you might be able to find the installation instructions to verify.

edwardh1
06-26-2009, 08:20 AM
maybe it is a screw hole, to attach the shower pan?

Basement_Lurker
06-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Post a picture if possible. I've never seen weep holes in a preformed pan before.