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Old 03-11-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Walk-in shower frame installed correctly?

Our house is a couple years old and the master bathroom has a walk in shower. I decided to re-caulk because of a bit of discolor around the edges and noticed that the inside of the bottom frame has these holes in it, like slots or notches (see photo). Was the frame installed backwards? I'm assuming moisture gets in there easily as it was a big gunky.

I know little about installing showers but this seemed odd to me. Is it something to worry about?
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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You're talking about the DOOR frame? Your title is confusing. I wasn't sure what I was looking at initially.

I believe those are weep holes to allow any moisture that might get inside of the frame to escape. I don't install shower doors, so somebody correct me if i'm wrong.


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Sorry for the confusion. Yes that is the door frame facing the inside of the shower.
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Yeah, they're weep holes - different construction methods necessitate them. Don't fill them with caulking
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Mine is exactly the same as yours. They do allow gunk to build up in them from time to time, and about the only thing I have found that helps when cleaning them is to use an old toothbrush.

Nothing to worry about...just a pain to keep cleaned out.
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