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Thread: Shower enclosure leak issue

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    Default Shower enclosure leak issue

    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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    Last edited by Chris_2; 06-06-2006 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Adding pictures

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    Engineer chassis's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    SE Pennsylvania



    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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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    New England


    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.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014


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