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    Question Leaky Window in Shower - HELP!

    Our house 4 years old and our window in the master shower has starting leaking. It is leaking through the rubber seal on the bottom of the window. The pic is not very clear but the seal was very soggy and when I touched it, it sank in the crack so it is kind-of pushed down right now. The other side (outside of the shower) is where you can see that water behind the drywall. We have the area covered so when we take showers, no more waters gets in. Can we replace the black rubber seal or do you have to remove the glass in order to do this? I know having a window in the shower is asking for trouble....not sure why our builder did it but needless to say we are stuck with it! Does any one have any advice or suggestions? My husband and I are very novice carpenters/plumbers
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    I would suggest you get a professional in to look at it ASAP...depending On how it is leaking and how the whole job was done...I have seen where water will find its way to the framing and buckle the tile and then you have major problems...if the seal is bad and it is a Basco Brand you can easly get it replaced...

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    Would I call a plumber or the glass company that installed the window enclosure?

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    The shower glass is normaly installed by the plumber...be sure you get a plumber that knows what he is doing...not a novice...

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    That is an exterior glass window, and I have NEVER installed one, since the contractor building the residence usually installs ALL the windows in the house. One problem is that windows are designed to drain any water that enters them, such as rain, on the outside and have NO provision for water drainage on the inside, because they are not supposed to get that much moisture on them.

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    I have never seen an exterior window with a weep hole in it and the pic appears to have one...

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