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Old 01-31-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Sealing escucheon plate/flange...

Just finished a new shower enclosure and installed a price pfister shower head and single knob valve. The back of the flange comes in the box with a sort of weatherstripping (foam) material which is supposed to compress and seal out water. I feel skeptical about the effectiveness of the foam and wonder if i need to use putty in addition to or instead of the foam. My buddy who is a gc said the foam is newer thing and will work just fine. Am i being paranoid? What should i do?
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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Sealing escucheon plate/flange...

It is certainly not going to hurt anything to put some type of sealant around the trim plate. I usually do not add anything to the foam, but sometimes if the hole in the wall is big, I will use some caulk.

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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Foam has been a part of shower trim for awhile now. I always add a bead of clear caulk/silicone around any shower/tub trim that could get water on it
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys, i think i will let it be for a while and check on it in the 'not too distant future.' i am pretty sure that the foam is compressed well.
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