I have a shower unit on the 2nd floor that seems to be leaking and staining
the ceiling on the main floor.
The shower is one of those 3 sided moulded enclosure types so I can't really
get in there and see what's wrong without opening up the wall on the other
Is that my best approach or are there other ways to solve the problem?
Could be the short pipe that unscrews from the pipe in the wall. Get
yourself a pair of large pliars and rag so pipe isn't damaged and
unscrew the pipe. I'm talking about the pipe that the shower head is
connected to. It screws out.
This may or may not apply, but it would be a cheap first fix.
We had a similar problem, except with a shower/tub that would only leak if the
tub was filled. I unscrewed the drain (you will need a special tool to do this
that cost me about 6 bucks) and found that the builder had done a poor job of
puttying up the drain. I removed the old putty, applied new stuff and screwed
the drain back in place.
No leaks since. You may want to try this, since it would cost you only a few
bucks to see if that is the problem.
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