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jas89tta 05-09-2011 11:51 AM

Best way to fix leak in wall
The pipe to my shower head is leaking inside my wall and I'm trying to figure out the best way to go about fixing it. The bathroom shower/tub is the one piece molded type and it sits against the outside wall of my house. Trying to figure out if I should go from the outside or inside of the house to repair the leak? The house has vinyl siding so no brick to deal with and I have no idea how long it's been leaking as it leaks on the outside of the house. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to approach this and the most cost effective way.Thanks

Leah Frances 05-09-2011 12:13 PM

Ugh. Me too. Except my leak is between 16 inches of brick wall and a wood paneled wall.

Can't go through the brick (unless I get my big hammer drill out :laughing: ) so I'm getting out my crowbars and saws this afternoon.


CoconutPete 05-09-2011 12:15 PM

I'd pull the shower piece rather than dealing with pulling the siding and cutting the wall, but that's just my opinion.

Thurman 05-10-2011 11:15 AM

Been there, done this. Pulling just enough of the vinyl siding and cutting a square hole in the exterior sheathing is not as hard as you may think. Removing a one-piece tub/shower unit and replacing this is no easy task at all. After removal of the siding, you may only need a whole 36" square to have plenty of room for inspection and working area.

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