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Old 05-30-2019, 11:23 AM   #16
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Charles, that previous repair info should have been included in the initial post. However I don't think it matters. You need a new shower . I asked about plumbing in the wall. Surely water doesn't get to a shower head without plumbing.
A) I guess someone in your family takes super long showers.
B) maybe the shower head was changed and now leaks in the wall behind when it's on.
C) new shower. Get ready for 3-5 k$
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:35 PM   #17
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The 2018 re-caulking work was described in my second post.

Not sure I agree that it's a plumbing leak as I wasn't detecting any moisture directly behind the shower / shower head in the closet area. The only affected external area is the bottom of the closet doorframe and baseboard that abuts against the shower curb area as moisture wicks upward. My guess is that the failure is in the curb or where the curb meets the vertical portion. This is a second floor shower and the ceiling area directly below it is absolutely dry.

That said, long showers? yes. New shower? Likely yes. Agree that the system shouldn't rely on absolutely perfect grouting and caulking to not fail as the underlying flaws remain.

After non-use for six days, everything is finally dried out.
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No water floor below can be because there are no holes in subfloor in that area. It's dry on the outside but wood is rotting inside the wall.
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You can at least prove/disprove a plumbing leak by removing the shower head, and the hose from the wall elbow of the hand held, capping them, then turning the water on.
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Capping an a leak test is a good idea. But I'm still thinking there are problems with the waterproof drainage system.

So in the past water was going under the shower track? At several grout lines? Or Just the corner?

I still wonder what % of showers I the USA are leaking?
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I still wonder what % of showers I the USA are leaking?
17.41%. But that only includes the continental 48 states. I googled it.
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Sounds low to me, Jeff.

Anyway, how Google gonna know that?
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I just made it up. Seemed appropriate for the way life is this day and age. I couldn’t resist letting my sarcastic side show through.
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Hi, Charles.


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...Bubba's theory about that repair potentially overzealously covering weep holes or other new conduits of moisture from the shower panel into an already compromised underlying system could certainly hold merit, but that wouldn't explain the weeping occurring in two opposite parts of the shower floor in areas that should be draining into the mud base and down the shower drain.

Could be that there are five or six things wrong with this shower...
My theory was directed for the main leak getting into the wall. It wasn’t meant to address the other problems. They might be related. But I’m not assuming anything. Like you said, there could be multiple culprits.

For the wet grout joints: Water could be getting into the tile assembly via a pinhole in the grout somewhere above the wet grout. But I also see actual cracks in the floor grout joints an water may be going in....then slowly leeching back out after showers. Do you know any reasons for the cracks?
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Something I meant to ask earlier, but forgot: What’s with the different tiles in the corners? It looks like a repair was done, judging on the color difference.
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