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11:11AM | 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.


09:54AM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 06/23/07
1 lifetime posts
On This on use common sense to solve the problem. First don't use the shower if possible for a week. Don't tell the downstairs guy. After a week ask if hes had ant more water??? Then Plug the drain again and fill with water for 4-5 days, The water will go down a little from evaporaztion. then again ask if any water from the downstairs guy??? If not then run the water slowly when the downstairs guy is home!!! And have him watch for water. If you get water now, it's the drain!!!


08:58PM | 06/24/07
Member Since: 06/24/07
1 lifetime posts
You performed the right test, next step would be to test the drain. What you can do is run a water hose down the drain and let the water run for a little and see if the leak is in the trap. I have ran into a broken trap before. Good Luck!

Ojeda Shower Pans



03:42PM | 06/25/07
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Considering the original post was from over 3 years ago, I doubt he is still livig with the problem. But good answers anyway for those who may be experiencing a similar issue.

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