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Liliana 11-21-2011 12:29 AM

Shower window problems
 
After taking a shower I see water coming out through the shower window into the siding of the house. Is that normal?

Windows on Wash 11-21-2011 02:56 AM

No.

You need to have it look at as long as what you are seeing is not condensation...which it does not sound like it is.

Tom Struble 11-30-2011 07:41 AM

better on the siding than into the wall

Windows on Wash 11-30-2011 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 781988)
better on the siding than into the wall

+1

The only problem with that is that I can bet you a dime to a dozen that if it is getting all the way to the outside surface of the exterior wall, it is being dropped off inside the wall too!

Stanchek 11-30-2011 03:59 PM

Picture would help tremendously.

Bud Cline 11-30-2011 04:54 PM

Quote:

...if it is getting all the way to the outside surface of the exterior wall, it is being dropped off inside the wall too!
There should be some kind of a guarantee that goes with that statement because there is a 99% chance water is in the interior wall also.:)

Tom Struble 11-30-2011 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 782023)
+1

The only problem with that is that I can bet you a dime to a dozen that if it is getting all the way to the outside surface of the exterior wall, it is being dropped off inside the wall too!

not necessarily,if it's leaking thru the sash on a welded unit,which is what it sounds like to me

joecaption 11-30-2011 09:54 PM

First problum, a window in a shower, never a goood idea.
Now that it's leaking you can be sure it's getting inside the wall and rotting out the wood, the insulation and there's going to mold inside the wall.
Fix, get rid of the window.

Stanchek 11-30-2011 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
First problum, a window in a shower, never a goood idea.
Now that it's leaking you can be sure it's getting inside the wall and rotting out the wood, the insulation and there's going to mold inside the wall.
Fix, get rid of the window.

C'mon, if a window is done correctly in a shower, you'll never have a problem with it. But yes, the OP is screwed, probably water in the wall. Again, a picture would really help.

Windows on Wash 12-01-2011 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 782770)
not necessarily,if it's leaking thru the sash on a welded unit,which is what it sounds like to me

Tom...how many windows do you see in showers that are not done properly?

I am just basing my recommendations/hypothesis on my experience.

You certainly can make a window work in a shower and it is entirely possible that Tom's hypothesis is correct that the water is draining through the weep holes in the sash track and dripping to outside.

Water is a persistent and will find the smallest gap. Many bathroom windows that we see are tile up to after installation and in doing so, create a damn effect. That, combined with what is often times an improperly sloped interior sill, usually equates to inside wall leakage.

Bud Cline 12-01-2011 10:50 AM

Good Lord.

If only John Kennedy had suddenly sneezed at the precise moment the trigger was pulled..........

Tom Struble 12-01-2011 10:37 PM

i wasn't arguing with you W.O.W.....well maybe i was:) just that i think more info is needed

i really appreciate and learn from your post:thumbup:

Windows on Wash 12-01-2011 10:42 PM

No worries. I didn't take it as argumentative.

I appreciate the banter from time to time and I think we are all the better for it and better contractors. :thumbsup:


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