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    When my shower door frame was installed, the frame was too short so there is a 1/4" gap on one side and a larger one on the inside bottom corner. This came to my attention when I had a leak that needed to be fixed. I removed the old material and recaulked around the door frame but the caulking only lasted a few days before it started getting soft and runny. Obviously they had filled the gap with some other material before caulking. What product can I use to fix this? The drain holes are clear but some water must be sitting in the frame and breaking down the caulking.

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    an acrylic caulk may not fully cure or fail if it isn't designed for wet locations. Also, since some caulks can take up to a week or so to fully cure, you may have gotten it wet too soon. The outside would be cured, but the inside is not. I'd consider a full silicon caulk rather than acrylic. My unprofessional opinion. May sure to read the instructions and allow it to cure fully before getting it all wet.
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    I also have a shower stall that leaks. It is a concrete stall and is leaking through the floor part of the shower. I need to know what to use to seal the floor. The walls are painted and the floor is just plain concrete.

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