I have a fiberglass shower unit and I noticed in the basement, the
drain pipe is leaking from, apparently, where it connects to the
I don't see a way to get in from the top, so I imagine any repair will
need to be made from below.
It 'appears' that I could just recaulk it, but I'm not sure how to
proceed.. my internet searches have not revealed an exact situation
I do have a couple of photo's I could post if there is a place to put
I am not sure how the white pipe attached to the bottom of the
upstairs fiberglass enclosure. The little 'peg' things are not bolts
or covers for bolts that I can see.
What you have to do is cut the pipe back and redo the drain as this
was not done right to begin with , you have movement under the floor
and the lip on the inside side of the floor is gapping. Easiest way
is to redo the drain and put some min expansion foam under the floor
to stop all movement of the floor , once the new one is in . This is
pvc pipe and you can get it anywhere probaly 1 1/2 diameter to seal
the inside lip use plumbers putty put the rubber gasket under the
floor , eliminate as much movement as you can of the floor as this is
the problem. have done many of these and no one doe,s them right .
Put sand under it when you build it never have this problem.
Thanks for the words of wisdom!
I am not sure what the rain unit is.
I guess you mean the expansion foam will help stop any movement. It
lasted about 15 years on the original install, I'd like to get another
Do you mean the drain from the inside of the shower? It didn't look
like it comes apart.
Also I'm not sure what you mean by sand.. I mean I know what sand is,
but how I"d put it underneath the first floor when there is a basement
underneath it with a hole cut through showing what the picture shows
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