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mattt

03:12PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 11/12/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have a shower stall in my house that leaks. It's a square base which I've caulked around the edges with the exception of two small slots about an inch wide and a quarter inch tall. Each slot is where the base meets the tile and one on each side of the base. I suspect this is where my leak is, but why are these slots there? I'm tempted to caulk over them to see if that fixes my leak. There are no idenifiable markings on the base to indicate the manufacturer. Does anyone have any ideas?

devildog

03:28PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Is the caulk on the inside of your shower good? I had a square shower like the one you talk about. I had a bad caulk job on the corner ****hest from the doors. The water was getting behind the caulk and travelling right along the lip to the floor outside.

Why can't you see where thw water is coming from? Where do you see it first?

mattt

03:51PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 11/12/03
2 lifetime posts
Yes, I just recaulked the tub and gave it at least two weeks to dry. The water trickles from the grout on the outside corners of the base not far from the weird slot in the shower between the base and wall (The one I'm thinking about filling with caulk, but was manufactured that way). I didn't believe my eyes at first, but it literally came out of the grout. I would like to add that the grout and tile outside is new.
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