I had a small shower fixture leak behind drywall. I've cut out the bad
drywall and repaired the leak, and now I'm replacing the drywall patch (~8"
I've used a hole saw to cut the hole for the shower head fixture. The hole
will only be covered with a small flange. I don't like the idea of the raw
drywall edge being exposed to the moist environment.
Is there a preferred sealant or method for raw drywall edges?
Thanks a heap,
I appreciate the insight.
No, I'm not sure. The piece I cut out has no identifying or distinguishing
markings, and it looks like regular drywall. This patch is above the
pre-fab shower enclosure, but the brass threaded elbow for the shower
fixture sits behind drywall about 8" above the lip of the enclosure.
The other thing I don;t like about this arrangement is that the bottom edge
of the drywall sits on the lip of the pre-fab enclosure all along the top of
the enclosure, and the caulk seal deteriorates and looks ragged.
I'm starting to think the builder didn't do this quite right.
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