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Old 04-29-2013, 12:45 PM  
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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??



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What kind of pan did you have installed?



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Fiberglass.

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

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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.

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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?
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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.

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

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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.

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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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