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tigercat53

12:41PM | 01/17/05
Member Since: 01/16/05
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Bvplumbing
Your expert advise would be appreciated. I just had a contractor install a Sterling tub, fiberglass surround, and sliding glass shower door. In the lower corner where the shower door meets the bathtub, it leaks. This is on the wall opposite the shower head. The contractor disassembled the tub twice and it still leaks. The water will continue to leak out 20 minutes after the shower is done. Does anyone have any input?

LonnythePlumber

04:02PM | 01/17/05
The Sterling units are my favorite. Although you said he disassembled the tub twice I presume you mean the shower door. Please correct me if I'm wrong. The bottom rail of the door is set in a body of siliconized caulk. Mostbottom rails have weep holes on the inside of the that should be left open. The riser pieces on each edge are also set in a bed. Often we must trim a curve on the bottom of the shower jam so that it fits the rounded edge of some Sterling models.

Were these Sterling doors? They don't have to be I'm just wondering.

tigercat53

04:56PM | 01/17/05
Member Since: 01/16/05
2 lifetime posts
Yes this is a Sterling shower door. The surround is a Sterling All Pro 6104 series.

LonnythePlumber

02:25AM | 01/18/05
I have not had trouble with these units and regret that you are. Are the door rails set in a bed of siliconized caulk? I presume you used the Sterling walls with the tub. Does the Sterling wall meet the tub with straight lines? I can only imagine workmanship error.
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