07:32AM | 11/06/03
Member Since: 11/05/03
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We just moved into our first house 2 weeks ago. We noticed last night that our master shower leaks through the living room ceiling. We have a water spot about the size of a silver dollar forming right below where the shower drain would be. Also there is an air vent about 6" to 10" to the left of the water spot and there is water dripping out of the vent. Looking for advice on how difficult/expensive of a job this might be to fix. Would it be better to look at it from the floor of the bathroom, or from the living room ceiling? Any advice would be appreciated.


08:08AM | 11/06/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
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As for the shower (first off, I'm assuming you have a fiberglass base--I don't know about poured concrete ones!), I'd say it's a good idea to look at the drain from the top (inside the shower). Usually there's a drain cover that's easily removed. This should expose the gasket. The gasket should form a tight seal between shower base and drainpipe. A lot easier than tearing up the drywall down below and find out you should've looked up top first anyway.

As for the gasket, these can seem a bit tricky to put may have to try soaping the new one down a bit first. From my experience it's a like a very large washer.

Also, re the leaking vent pipe, are you certain it's not running down from the leaking drain?

Good luck,



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