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dripping

11:12AM | 03/06/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
3 lifetime posts
Looking for some advice. We recently have a leak from our shower into the apt. beneath us. After numerous diagnostic tests we have found that it is likely a leak in the tile underneath the sliding glass door (which is about 5 inches above the floor). However, we wish to exclude the possibility that it is coming through the shower pan.

To address this, we tested the integrity of the floor (which has cermaic tiles) by covering up the drain and dumping water to cover the shower floor about 3 inches deep. After 24 hours, there was NO leak identified below (we have repeated this twice). Can we feel comfortable based on the above that the shower pan and floor is not leaking ??

We have also found that the pipes behind the wet-wall are not leaking after removing tiles in the adjacent guest bathroom. It leaks only when we point the shower head towards the sliding glass door.

I would appreciate any thoughts/comments.

-Dripping Mike.


devildog

05:33AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
It doesn't leak if you just turn the shower on for a while and the head is pointed toward a wall? Not toward the sliding door?

Devildog


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