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2Nd Floor Stall Shower Leak


Name: Vic DeGrazia  City:

Question: I have a stall shower with cermic tile on the floor and walls. On the main floor below the shower there is indication of a water leak. The home is only 3 years old. What is the best way to determine the source of the leak?


Name: Mark | Date: November 16, 2004, 14:14
Answer: Trial and error. Water is a bugger to figure out. It can travel over lumber and trickle down several feet from where it began. I would begin by getting a few buckets of water from a faucet, not in the bath and not from the shower, and dump it water down the shower drain to see if there is any leaking in the waste pipe. make sure you have plenty of water and then wait for a while to see if anything happens. Then rig something like a hose up to the shower head and have the water go right into the drain. Do not allow any water to get on the walls. This will check the water pipes that feed the shower head. Again, wait and see if anything happens. Then direct the water to spray on one wall at a time and check after each wall. That should help. Good luck!


Name: rod | Date: December 12, 2004, 2:55
Answer: if you would like to tell me what is the construction of the shower i will give you the right information on how to fix it please send your detais to maxiseal@westnet .com.au regards Rod.