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Old 07-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Shower Leak - HELP Please

I'm pulling my hair out over a leak I have coming from near one corner of the shower! If I'm not vigilant about keeping a towel there to dry it up it ultimately ends up leaking down into the living room. I'm afraid of the damage in the wall that may be occurring.

Below are pictures from where it is coming out near the back corner between the toilet and the shower. I've caulked everything along that wall before we left on this trip and the leak persists. I'm at a loss at this point. We've had it to the dealer once for this problem and they did a bunch of caulking but apparently to no avail.

It leaks from the very corner where the shower wall meets the pan along the outside wall. It doesn't start right away, but rather around the middle of the 3rd consecutive shower in the evening. I'd appreciate any help I can get.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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I'm pulling my hair out over a leak I have coming from near one corner of the shower! If I'm not vigilant about keeping a towel there to dry it up it ultimately ends up leaking down into the living room. I'm afraid of the damage in the wall that may be occurring.

Below are pictures from where it is coming out near the back corner between the toilet and the shower. I've caulked everything along that wall before we left on this trip and the leak persists. I'm at a loss at this point. We've had it to the dealer once for this problem and they did a bunch of caulking but apparently to no avail.

It leaks from the very corner where the shower wall meets the pan along the outside wall. It doesn't start right away, but rather around the middle of the 3rd consecutive shower in the evening. I'd appreciate any help I can get.
Had the identical same leak a few weeds back. Tried the sealant, silicon and nothing worked. I got it stopped heres how.

Using a small air compressor and small blowdown nozzle. Directed about 40 psi air from inside the shower walls for easy air access. meanwhile just before blowing, spray windex all over the affected area on the outside. As soon as the air gets close to the opening you'll see the bubbles forming. I used "Duct putty" available in all hardware stores. Pull a small piece off, roll like playdough and gently mash into the leaking areas. Mine was a corner 1"above the shower pan. It entered on a bounce and travel across. Not where I expected at the connection. IE the framing wasn't watertight, not the base. You'll see it with the air test. Duck putty or seal is the same gray non hardening sealant used by electricians and plumbers to seal penetrations in duct work, outside walls etc. Just like Playdough but never hardens and is waterproof. Found in electrical deptartments.
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That's a great idea! I'll have to do that when I return home after this trip...in the meantime I'll just need to keep some dry towels handy!

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