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Old 05-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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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?

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

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