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Perotoss 01-01-2013 04:04 PM

Fiberglass Shower Repair
 
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A plumber had to cut these holes to find and repair a small pinhole leak behind the shower.

joecaption 01-01-2013 04:25 PM

And there was no way to do this from the back side?:eek:
Looks like it's trashed now, a pro fiberglass guy could repair this but would cost as much as a new unit.

ben's plumbing 01-01-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Perotoss (Post 1084055)
A plumber had to cut these holes to find and repair a small pinhole leak behind the shower.

this is a joke right...you got to be kidding......it must be up aganist a block wall...ben sr

Fix'n it 01-01-2013 08:04 PM

if you can afford it = tile

joecaption 01-01-2013 08:07 PM

Tile what? You can not tile over fiberglass, it would have to all come out.

Alan 01-01-2013 08:13 PM

Sorry to say, but that looks like something a co-worker might do.


:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

Please tell me this is a troll thread.:(

Fix'n it 01-01-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1084171)
Tile what? You can not tile over fiberglass, it would have to all come out.

poll selection #3

Alan 01-01-2013 08:24 PM

So option 1 is out for sure. For me to choose between 2 and 3, I'd have to know what your budget is. I'd like to know why that line couldn't be accessed from behind. If that's completely inaccessible, then i'd definitely like to see the lines moved to an area that IS accessible. If you put tile in, you definitely don't want somebody busting those out to get to a leak.

Perotoss 01-03-2013 03:33 PM

This is a shared wall in a condo (upstairs bathroom). We had someone from Home Depot quote us for a new acrylic shower. The shower dimensions are 71.5 " high, 33.5 " deep, 58.5 " long, and the drain is in the center, and she said it would have to be custom-built. She really tried to soften up the quote, and repeated the 'features' multiple times before springing the quote on me - $9000 !! :eek:

My budget is more like <$1000.

DannyT 01-03-2013 03:55 PM

this one will fit your space and is just over 700.00

http://www.sterlingplumbing.com/bath...Id=978951407-0

Fix'n it 01-05-2013 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Perotoss (Post 1085452)
This is a shared wall in a condo (upstairs bathroom). We had someone from Home Depot quote us for a new acrylic shower. The shower dimensions are 71.5 " high, 33.5 " deep, 58.5 " long, and the drain is in the center, and she said it would have to be custom-built. She really tried to soften up the quote, and repeated the 'features' multiple times before springing the quote on me - $9000 !! :eek:

My budget is more like <$1000.

that sounds like the time when my wife, unknowning to me, had a water softener guy come over. he wanted $5600 for a softener, and that was after the discounts. :laughing::no:

jagans 01-05-2013 10:57 AM

"Mary, I told you that something didnt sit right with the name "John Dillinger Plumbing, heating, and domestic problem solving"


:laughing::laughing::laughing:

joecaption 01-05-2013 12:05 PM

A box store would have been the very last place I would have gotten a quote to install anything!!

zircon 01-05-2013 12:56 PM

Quickest, easiest and cheapest, especially if you still have the pieces that were cut out is to patch. Boat owner DIYers will fix holes in boats that are that size. It wont be an invisible patch but you should be able to make it strong and waterproof and reasonable looking. If you go to a boating supply store they will have all the supplies, epoxy,gelcoat etc. and brochures on how to use them.

Alan 01-05-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by zircon (Post 1086829)
Quickest, easiest and cheapest, especially if you still have the pieces that were cut out is to patch. Boat owner DIYers will fix holes in boats that are that size. It wont be an invisible patch but you should be able to make it strong and waterproof and reasonable looking. If you go to a boating supply store they will have all the supplies, epoxy,gelcoat etc. and brochures on how to use them.

That's a good point that i didn't think about. If you don't care what the finished product looks like, you could actually patch it yourself until you can save up the funds to do what you WANT to do with it.

Good catch :) :thumbup:


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