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Unread 08-16-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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Leaky Shower

Leaky shower obviously needs grout repair and even more repair of junction between wall tiles and floor tiles. I have read some posts about this.

My question is has anyone used the method sold out of a company in Salt Lake City which involves good prep, drilling out all joints both at junction of wall and floor and between individual tiles as needed, and then epoxy. I understand the drill bits they sell are good and relatively inexpensive.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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Do you have a name we can call you by? We all like to be friends around here. At a signature to you CP and it will show up everytime. I have a sence this could be a long thread.
I think you will find a concensus from those here that the method you mentioned is not a fix but a bandaid that will come off/appart over time.
If you have a leaking shower it should be repaired by finding why it leaks and rebuilding so it won't leak.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 10:43 AM   #3
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I recall that gentleman, or someone similar to him, posted a series of posts to the effect that he can inject epoxy into grout lines and miraculously cure a leaky shower. The posts went on for a few weeks, and the pros here, including Dave Gobis, really took the poor guy to task, and he went away. John and Dave would remember--this has to be 10 years ago.

Anyway, no, that system won't work. Its like the voodoo oil additive products that cure burt out 200,000 mile engines.

Tear it out.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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A properly prepped shower won't leak even without the tile on it, so trying to patch things from the front side when it is leaking from the back side is highly suspect and not likely to work well.
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Unread 09-06-2007, 08:15 AM   #5
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Leaky Shower

Thanks for the reminder JTG. I thought, recently, that I had not posted the latest update on my situation.
We capped off the shower head and are only using the rain head. No leaking. We selected both rain head and regular shower head (so water is in the pipes for the shower head) and still no leaking.
Not sure what is going on.
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