Is there any way to seal a small leak in a drain pipe from a shower
stall without having to rip out the floor of the shower? It seems
like the drain pipe would be difficult to get to without doing that.
In fact, a plumber did just that on one occasion. Slight leak-- he
ripped out the entire shower (it was a low-cost sheet metal stall).
Not saying he was competent, mind you. It seems like there should be a
Nope. Restaurant with creepy owners who absolutely will not have any
intrusions, much less have their ceiling torn up. Gotta be done from
topside, unfortunately, even if it means tearing the shower out.
There are a couple types of spray sealers (Rustoleum), but I have
little confidence and no experience with those. I doubt that would be
I thought that this must be something that's been solved occasionally,
but maybe not.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:57:58 AM UTC-5, Terry C wrote:
It sounds like you're a renter? If so, why is it your problem?
In 99% of the cases, it;s the landlords problem.
And if you have a lease that says it's your problem, I doubt that the
lease says that to correct problems in your space, you're
excluded from reasonable solutions that involde access from above.
What in writing says that it;s your problem and has to be
fixed from above?
Spraying it where?
Without more specifics, how can you expect us to solve it?
On 02/25/2014 10:35 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That's quite correct. I'd let them know that if it does not get fixed,
all that's going to happen is that the restaurant is going to flood. If
they don't fix it , it's not your problem.
As a renter, you are only responsible for damage that you've caused, not
for normal maintenance.
If you had 2 leaks in this drain pipe then it's time to take a serious
look at your pipes. Make plans to shower elsewhere for awhile. I don't think
you are looking at something quick or cheap. Who owns the pipes?
I would consider letting things dry out, and then coating the inside of the
pipe with silicone rubber smeared all around the pipe, using a rag on the
end of a stick if necessary to get down deep into the pipe. Once the silic
one is partly set up, I would run something down the pipe to smooth out the
silicone rubber so it doesn't snag every little hair that comes down the d
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