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Old 10-05-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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I live in Largo, Fl. We have owned this home for two years (our first). We have discovered shower damage. My question is can this be repaired or does it need to be rebuilt. I know the window has to go no matter what! Here are some pictures of the partially demo'd shower. It gets much worse below and behind the tub. Also the sheathing is falling off the stucco.

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you are asking----your framing can be rebuilt from the inside without having to rip apart the exterior--

Some better lit pictures would help---

Pull the tub so we can see the extent of the rot----Mike---

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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I will probably get to the tub this weekend. how would I repair the sheathing coming off the stucco from the inside. Here are some more pics. the first two are behind the tub, the third is the stucco and the last is under the window
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If the sheathing is shot the outside will need to be removed---You mentioned the window--so the stucco would need to be replaced anyway---consider a thin slit type of window.

Nice light but high enough to avoid direct blast of water from the shower.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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You mentioned the window--so the stucco would need to be replaced anyway---consider a thin slit type of window.

Nice light but high enough to avoid direct blast of water from the shower.
It would also limit your, er..."exposure" to your neighbors. Try googling "transom window". I think that is what they are called.
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Thanks for the pictures----I don't see any tar paper behind the stucco---there's the cause---


Might be time to call your insurance company---that damage may be covered under your homeowners insurance----The rest of the house should be checked with a moisture meter.
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it's more appropriate to rebuild because as what the pictures of yours trying to imply the wood are being rotten already . it maybe due to a range of time that it wasn't given attention to be repaired. when it is repair we don't know that there may be ongoing problems with it so it's better to rebuild it to be properly secure.

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