Help...I have a shower stall that was installed in 4 pieces, that sits on
a base. Where the wall meets the base, I continue to caulk, but because
the wall \"gives\" in some spots , the caulk continues to split away from
the base. I've tried the tape with the groove in the center, but it just
doesn't have strong enough adhesive to \"take\"...
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That tape won't stick to soap scum. Gotta wipe the plastic down with
whatever solvent works before you apply it. I would not use it for that
application anyway. As much as people hate silicone caulk, it is about
the only thing that will hold up for that application. You may need to
stuff the joint with some backer rod of some kind before you apply it,
like oakum on an old leaded joint.
On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:05:16 +0000, golfinwi wrote:
What's behind the problem wall? Are we talking a "standalone" cubicle, or
are the panels mounted onto something more solid? We've got crappy
panels around our shower too, mounted onto drywall, and the only solution
was to pull them down and fit something structural behind them before
putting them back up - why this was never done in the first place, I
don't know, but they'd flex at the bottom and split caulk seams, too.
Packing them out with some 1/4" strips nailed to the drywall worked well.
 it's on the to-do list to tear them down and tile in there, but they
"came with the house" and are at least functional now, even if I do hate
On Feb 22, 9:05 am, golfinwi_at_aol_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (golfinwi) wrote:
If the excellent suggestions above don't get it done, bite the bullet
and get a decent shower assembly from a major manufacturer and install
it better than your present one. The shower is probably not the only
hack job around your house so that will give you time to get on with
other surprises that will pop up.
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