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Old 11-13-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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Leaking shower

I have a 2015 RPod 178. I noticed the other day while showering, the pan and shower wall separating as I put my 210 lb carcass on top of it. I thought hmmm how long has that been happening. Then thought hmmm itís as if thereís no supports under the pan.
Iíve seen one thread where a guy dismantled his shower pan. It gives me an idea of itís construction or lack of. I imagine the toilet will come out and Iíll have to hope I can unscrew the plumbing to yank the pan up. Any experience or suggestions here? Iíve never undertaken this.
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When you say separating what are you talking about a small crack or a large gap a little flexing or what. If its just flexing meaning a small separation a flexible chalk will seal the area. take a pic of the area with you in and out of the shower.
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Some shower surrounds are not supposed to be caulked where they meet the shower base. In these cases the base has a fairly large lip that is overlapped by the surround keeping water from getting behind the surround and into the wall. They are designed this way with consideration to the movement/flex of the base.

There may be nothing wrong with what you are seeing.

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I have a 2015 RPod 178. I noticed the other day while showering, the pan and shower wall separating as I put my 210 lb carcass on top of it. I thought hmmm how long has that been happening. Then thought hmmm itís as if thereís no supports under the pan.
Iíve seen one thread where a guy dismantled his shower pan. It gives me an idea of itís construction or lack of. I imagine the toilet will come out and Iíll have to hope I can unscrew the plumbing to yank the pan up. Any experience or suggestions here? Iíve never undertaken this.
Is it leaking under the shower ????? Are you seeing water underneath???
What you are seeing may not be an issue. Please reply back with more details.

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If your shower pan is raised like mine and feels squishy, you might have broken the P-trap like I did.
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:04 AM   #6
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Is it leaking under the shower ????? Are you seeing water underneath???
I am wondering the same thing. The thread title is ďLeaking showerĒ, but I am wondering if there actually is a leak or if the OP is only assuming it is leaking because of what he/she is seeing. The OP doesnít mention anything about a leak other than in the tread title.

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Thank you for your patience. Yes I did find that water had got between the shower pan and wall. Not much but it looks like I noticed the issue before things got bad. The wall and pan are two separate things with a bead of caulk in between. I think I noticed this gap because the caulk started going bad.
I noticed the gap as I stepped in on the wall furthest from the wall. On further inspection, the area right next to the door is sagging much more under weight. At least a quarter inch and maybe more. Hard to measure in a cramped space.
Looking underneath I can see 4 vertical 2x4 spread to the perimeters. I actually shimmed two of the 2x4s near the door with two .20 thickness washers. Still the same flex. Iím going to attempt more vertical 2x4 hoping it helps. Iím not hopeful after seeing shimming didnít help.
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Thank you for your patience. Yes I did find that water had got between the shower pan and wall. Not much but it looks like I noticed the issue before things got bad. The wall and pan are two separate things with a bead of caulk in between. I think I noticed this gap because the caulk started going bad.
I noticed the gap as I stepped in on the wall furthest from the wall. On further inspection, the area right next to the door is sagging much more under weight. At least a quarter inch and maybe more. Hard to measure in a cramped space.
Looking underneath I can see 4 vertical 2x4 spread to the perimeters. I actually shimmed two of the 2x4s near the door with two .20 thickness washers. Still the same flex. Iím going to attempt more vertical 2x4 hoping it helps. Iím not hopeful after seeing shimming didnít help.
Sounds like the flexing plastic pan is causing the caulk to fail. You might have to pull the whole thing out and support it properly like I posted in the link above.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:12 PM   #9
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Large gap at least a quarter inch
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So did your pan begin to flex because your Ptrap or drain pipe broke as if it was also supporting weight?
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:29 PM   #11
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Inspection of the Plumbing doesn’t real cracks. I dump water down the drain. No leaks. Ultimately it needs more support. I may try and put an expanding jack against the floor to simulate me standing in the shower. This will open the gaps, then caulk it while the gaps are at their max and let it dry. Otherwise I’m sure it would just pull the caulk apart.
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