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Kamtek 05-14-2013 11:55 PM

Gap between prefab showerpan and bottom row of the tiles
 
Do you need to seal the gap between shower pan and bottom row of the tiles on 3 side or leave it open? There seems to be two schools of thought - do not seal to allow water sipping thru tile/grout to escape; seal with caulk or silicon. I recently cleaned up the gap (which had few streches without any seal material) and filled it with caulking. After a few days, I am seeing a couple of areas where caulking is getting washed off likely from the water escaping. Any advice on what to do next?

CoconutPete 05-15-2013 08:05 AM

There shoul be weep holes in the caulking so water that gets behind there can "escape" back into the pan / drain.

Kamtek 05-15-2013 01:14 PM

Thanks for the tip. How many weeping holes do I need to make on each side?


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