Shower pan

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  1. Apr 29, 2013 #1

    cb104

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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??
     
  2. Apr 30, 2013 #2

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    What kind of pan did you have installed?
     
  3. May 2, 2013 #3

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    Fiberglass.
     
  4. May 2, 2013 #4

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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?
     
  5. May 2, 2013 #5

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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.
     
  6. May 2, 2013 #6

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    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?
     
  7. May 2, 2013 #7

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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.

    OOOPS. :eek:
     
  8. May 2, 2013 #8

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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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  9. May 3, 2013 #9

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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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  10. May 20, 2013 #10

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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?
     
  11. May 20, 2013 #11

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    Honestly it would make sense that a creaky wet floor would be the source of the noise. After it dried up, there's less movement and elasticity.
     
  12. May 21, 2013 #12

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    That's great news, not often that the house complains about a problem for you to fix. I would still like to know how much of the joists was cut away.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2013 #13

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    I'll get some pics up of the drain pipe running into the joist in a couple of days.
     

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