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Gray Matters 12-13-2008 10:38 AM

Leaky Shower
Mornin' Folks;

Just discovered water stains on the ceiling below our master shower. The tiles have been losing some grout and pushing out slightly (gypsum expansion) for some time and should've dealt with this before now.

The shower is separate from the tub. I am going to start ripping out the shower and that section of the sub floor this weekend. I've got to get it dried out to assess the damage. Hopefully, I won't have to remove the tub.

I've got a carpentry back ground, so shouldn't have too much trouble with the repairs.

Any words of wisdom from experience would be appreciated, though.

I'll see about posting some photos, too.

Thank you in advance.


inspectorD 12-13-2008 12:22 PM

Words of wisdom to follow those new pictures you show us.;):D

travelover 12-13-2008 07:29 PM

Before you rip it all out, make sure you know the cause of the leak. It could be on the pressurized fresh water side.

This article has a good step by step analysis segment.

Inspecting Tiled Showers and Shower Pans | ASHI Reporter

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