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Old 01-26-2013, 01:19 PM  
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I've been in this situation .... Water on the backside wall leaking along the framing onto the drywall and down into a ceiling light on the 1st floor. I hit the old grout with a grout saw, with particular attention to the soap dish that was tiled into the wall. Re-grouted, sealed three coats.

Problem fixed. Hope that helps you and others ...


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Old 01-27-2013, 11:22 PM  
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Villa: Do you have any idea how much water soaks onto the drywall, framing and floor sheeting as well as floor joists before it shows up on the ceiling below.


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Hey Neal ... you bet. I didn't give you every step I followed . . . In my case, there was a slope to the downstairs celing that allowed the water to run out of the ceiling box to the 1st floor. I cut an access hatch in the closet adjoinging the valve side of the shower through a closet. Close inspection revealed the course of the water while the shower was running. I made the repairs to the shower wall tile and rechecked for leaks. There were none.

I ran a fan to dry out the backside, then sprayed for mildew. No more leaks, so I installed an access door for future plumbing repairs and called it job done.
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Zepper10 was just asking about mainentence after a year from new. Anyone with water showing up down stairs needs to open things up.
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