02:17PM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 12/27/03
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I have a middle unit townhome that has a problem in the master bathroom located on the 3rd floor. I have a stall shower directly next to my jacuzzi tub. The tub and side of the shower stall are along an exterior facing wall. The shower head is along a wall that is shared with another homeowner.

I am getting water leaking under the shower stall and it has recently started leaking water into the 2nd level living room. I had a handyman in today and he doesn't think it is a plumbing issue. The tiling along all 3 sides has grout cracks, 1 tile is loose and the wall is soft on 1 side and noticable bulge on one of the walls.

I know I have to strip and replace all the tile, probably replace the dry wall and repaint and patch up the leak in the 2nd level from the small water damage.

My two questions are is there something else I may be missing and is this project a bit too ambitious? And has anyone else had to do a job like this that can share experiences or advice with me?



04:03PM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i think you need a new handyman.a soft wall and a bulge means you have a leak ,and thats a plumbing problem......(1) talk to the guy next door (you share the same wall,and the same problem.(2)have a real plumber look at it (3)if you decide to take a shot at it,smash out the tile (you wont be able to save it)all around the tub/shower...(4)fix the leak (5) put up new wall board,1/2" wonder board or 1/2 hardibacker,not green board...(6) replace the tile...your local home depot will have a free class on how to install the backerboard and tile...good luck


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