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    colbey Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 13, 2005, 09:49 PM
    Leaking shower stall
    Have a corner, "neo-angle" shower stall that's a few years old. It's begun leaking from the metal "frame" -- mostly from where a plastic "cap" goes on (cap is missing). It's 1/4 inch or so above the molded part, next to the door, but in the side frame, not the frame that holds the door. It also leaks, on that same side, close to the wall.

    It doesn't look like water from the door frame could could into the side frame, so I think the leak must be on that side "panel" somewhere. I've recaulked it about 5 times. I've even caulked almost 5 feet up the inside of that frame, along the seam that doesn't usually get caulked, and even over the part where the rubber piece snugs around the glass. It STILL leaks!

    I cannot figure out where the water is coming from? Can anyone help?

    Sorry I don't know what to call all the parts. Hope you can understand what I'm trying to describe.

    Oh, I've tried regular caulk, the "press-in" tape caulk, and this last time what the hardware guy said was the best they had -- 100% silicone, cleaned it all beforehand, made sure all the old caulk was gone, and let it dry for 72 hours.

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    colbey Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 14, 2005, 11:52 PM
    Guess this really stumped everyone else, too.
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    Nov 15, 2005, 02:01 PM
    "guess this really stumped everyone else, too."

    It's not that. It just one of those jobs where you have to be on site to track the leak. Sorry that we can't help with questions where we have to be on site . Tom
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    Nov 15, 2005, 03:11 PM
    Like Tom said you have to be there to track the leak. One way you can do it is if you have a hand held shower massage shower head. Start low & slow in a corner on the door unit and work your way up around the unit and hopefully see where it leaks . If you don't have that type of shower head they are cheap to buy & easy to install & remove when your done if you don't like it. (then you repack it & take it back where you got it when your done.. shhhhh LOL) Better than caulking the heck out of it or causing unwanted damage to the bath floor area, etc.
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    colbey Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 15, 2005, 04:16 PM
    Yeah, I was thinking I might have to do that, and trying to think of a pitcher or something I could use to pour water slowly over the different areas. It's already done some damage to the wall paneling and the tile floor.

    It's just so frustrating -- if all the seams are caulked, how can water leak?

    But thanks for the confirmation from both of you that this is the next step.

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