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buggygirl

10:34AM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 10/09/02
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I need help for my bathroom. We came home the other day to find our ceiling damp just underneath the bathtub. We have tiles in our shower and some of them are cracked (we just had them re-grouted about 2 years ago.) We are thinking of ripping the tiles out and putting a surround tub in. Another problem is that we have no ventilation in the bathroom other than a window and I am worried about mold. Is there anyway to tell whether or not it is the cracks in the tile that is defintely causing the leaking? I would hate to spend all that time ripping out the tiles and have it still leak. Any suggestions on installing a surround (will I need to replace the drywall behind the tiles?) or suggestions on ventilation would be helpful.

rpxlpx

09:29AM | 10/11/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
It would be worth the trouble to verify that the problem is not in the plumbing before ripping out tile.
I had a similar problem and eventually found that the leak was in the plumbing where the extension arm for the shower head screws into the pipe -- inside the wall.
I'm really glad I didn't tear up the shower tile.
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