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cb104 04-29-2013 12:45 PM

Shower pan
 
I just had a old shower removed in which the floor of it squeaked really bad when moving around in it. Now, I have a tile shower with a shower pan at the bottom. I watched it be installed and it is snug to the floor. However, after about a week it is now squeaking around the drain just like the old shower. How can I get this fixed??

nealtw 04-29-2013 06:54 PM

What kind of pan did you have installed?

cb104 05-01-2013 09:10 PM

Fiberglass.

nealtw 05-01-2013 09:29 PM

Wood floor and no mortar under the pan? Hole in floor just big enough for the drain pipe to fit thru?

cb104 05-02-2013 10:23 AM

I don't think it was morterd. Under the house, the drain pipe is sitting tightly in a cut out section of a floor joist.

nealtw 05-02-2013 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb104 (Post 86612)
cut out section of a floor joist.

How much floor joist was cut out Without anything under it, it will move a little and the noise is likely where the pipe rubs against the wood.
Can you post a photo or two from below?

CallMeVilla 05-02-2013 12:54 PM

When installing a fiberglass pan, I always put a number of dollops of mortar around the base before dropping the pan down. When it sets, it forms a solid base in cotact with the pan to minimize movement. What you are probably hearing is that movement against the drain pipe or the pan rubbing against the subfloor.

OOOPS. :o

oldognewtrick 05-02-2013 03:57 PM

I think my big concern is the cut floor joist. Can you post a pic of the area?

cb104 05-03-2013 11:56 AM

Yes, I can. From looking at the pan from underneath the house it looks perfectly snug with the floor. I'll post some pics, though.

cb104 05-20-2013 07:04 AM

Ok, so I got under my house to take pictures and noticed I had a leak. It was coming from the shower water supply pipes at the top near the shower head. The subfloor appeared to be pretty wet. The leak was repaired and now a week later the creaking noise has decreased by at least 75%. Could that have been the bulk of the problem?


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