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  • Mar 26, 2006, 10:29 PM
    Joanna
    Tile floor shower drain leaking
    I have a 65 year-old Spanish style house and I have a Tile floor shower drain leaking problem. When I apply silicon around the connection of drain and tile, it temporally stop the leak, however. A couple of weeks later, it leaks again. Any advise or recommendation of a handyman will be greatly appreciated.
  • Mar 28, 2006, 06:23 AM
    speedball1
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    Originally Posted by Joanna
    I have a 65 year-old Spanish style house and I have a Tile floor shower drain leaking problem. When I apply silicon around the connection of drain and tile, it temporally stop the leak, however. a couple of weeks later, it leaks again. Any advise or recommendation of a handyman will be greatly appreciated.

    Good morning Joanna,

    The seal on the shower drain has ruptured and running silicon jel around the outside of the drain lip is only a temporary repair. To fix this problem you will have to remove the top of the drain assembly and clean the drain lip and tile floor. Now run a small rope of plumbers putty or silicon jel under the lip for a new seal and reinstall it. Wipe off the excess and you're ready to "rub-a-dub" in style without fear of leaks. Good luck, Tom

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