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Question DetailsAsked on 7/17/2016

tile redi shower pan leaks

title redi shower pan leaking water

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Would have to do a ponding test - plug the drain with expansive rubber plug and have water stand in the shower base to see if still leaks.


Could be a leak in the plumbing under the shower, in the fittings through the base and pan, around the seal where the waterproof pan drains into the drain pipe fittings - this assuming you know for certain it is not a surround/wall leak.


If the pan itself is leaking, then so is your base - the part you actually stand on - cracked base or bad seal at the drain if plastic or fiberglass base, or leaking through the tile or stone if that is the base material. Leaks in tile/stone grout you can commonly cut down to minimal or seal, but a leak in the pan itself cannot be fixed without tearing the shower out.


Here is an image or two showing the basic components in a typical shower installation with tile and a pan or liner:


http://www.scottherndonhomes.com/Blog...


http://inspectapedia.com/BestPractice...



You can find more previous questions on leaking shower causes and pans and what they are in the Home > Plumbing link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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