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Old 10-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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so I have build a shower about a year ago and have used it but lately when i use the shower which is located in the basement. i see a water leak coming out from the room beside it which is the furance room. can you guys help me out on what i need to it im really confused where and how the water is leaking out from the shower to the furance room.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Could be a couple of things going on. Are you sure it's coming from the shower? Do you notice this when taking a shower in basement only? Could you possibly post a couple of pics of your set-up? How is it plumbed and drained? Thanks.

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Like jmon said a little more information would be handy. So is what you're saying that the leak only occurs when using the shower?? If so from a plumbing standpoint I would check the drain connection or possibly the shower arm connection inside the shower wall. One way you could decipher the leak whether it's coming from the drain or the water piping would be to run a hose from your basement to your shower and run a bunch of water into the shower and see if the leak occurs if so you have a problem with the drain. Or the other way would be to run the shower head into a bucket not allowing it to get in the shower and seeing if the leak occurs.
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Thanks Ben that's a good way of trying where the problem is coming from ill give it a try... How about the camera inspection would it be worth trying it after I know where is the source coming from
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And yes it happens only when I use the shower if I'm using the toilet or the sink is fine no sign of water
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The camera will only depend on what you find through your testing.. Start with the testing and we'll go from there.
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This new shower, what kind if pan? Fiberglass pan or tiled pan?
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The most common shower leak is from the shower arm---remove the cover plate for the shower and look inside with a flash light --run the shower and see if water is running down inside the wall---
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The most common shower leak is from the shower arm---remove the cover plate for the shower and look inside with a flash light --run the shower and see if water is running down inside the wall---
not to mention if its a plastic elbow that the shower arm is threading into..
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so i did try the shower drain where i got water running and there was no water coming out. then i let the water running from the shower itself and there was still no water. however, before i did that I replaced the teflon tape on the arm the tape looked like was almost gone could that the be reason? or do you think could be from the spout
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What type of fitting is the shower arm screwing into inside the shower wall? Try and run the shower and see what happens
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Take a hose and run it into the shower pan. If the leak appears you know it has something to do with the pan or the drain.
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Is this a tiled shower
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Ya it is floor and walls
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Use the shower and see if your fix worked---if not---plug up the drain---best to use an inflatable plug that goes inside of the pipe---then fill the pan with water and check it in the morning----

A flood test will answer the question about the pan.

If that tests okay---we'll help eliminate other possibilities.

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