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Old 09-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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How to fix my shower

I recently purchased my house and found that my shower walls are not really secured into place when you lean on them or put pressure on them they have a lot of flexibility.

Where the 3 corner panels meet at the 2 joints is where it is a problem. Once you put pressure on the corners the caulking overtime starts coming off .

Is there anything I can do to secure these corners better so there is less give so I am able to caulk them with no further problems.

I do not really want to take all of the inserts out and redo the whole shower if I do not have to because they sheet rocked around the corners of the shower so it would be quite a bit of work to do it all correctly and add extra supports behind the shower walls. I have thought about putting shims in the corners while I add extra caulking in the corners then let them dry and seal the seams like you would normally but im not sure it would work.

Please help with any advice.


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Old 09-09-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Really need a picture.
If it's just a cheap glue to the wall enclosure that's most of you problum right there. There really thin.


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Old 09-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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It sounds like the panels weren't installed correctly,as you said---

Your idea of propping the crack open --cleaning out the old caulk and then re caulking might be a workable temporary fix---

I suggest 100% silicone for its flexibility---to keep the joint neat--consider using a soapy spray like Greased Lightning --appy caulk--spray--then tool with your finger---
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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As Mike said, I think caulking is a temporary fix.

What I would worry is water penetrating behind those flimsy walls (mold, rot, etc.)
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