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Old 02-22-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Caulking around shower tray


I am trying to apply sealent around shower tray on top of the old one, just to prevent any leakage in future. But when the new layer gets wet, it starts peeling off. Can some one please advise what is the proper way of doing this job. Thanks
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First scrape out the old, then apply the new.
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I am trying to apply sealent around shower tray on top of the old one, just to prevent any leakage in future. But when the new layer gets wet, it starts peeling off. Can some one please advise what is the proper way of doing this job. Thanks
If this is a typical fiberglass or plastic base, the tray has a 1" lip going up the wall. You could have the bottom tile/base interface totally uncaulked and it won't leak. The caulking is there for the ascetics. So if you want it done correctly, so it looks good. Do as previously posted and remove what's there. Make sure the area is completely dry and silicone(100%) caulk it.
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Hi Ron, thanks for the info, I didn't know about this 1" lip thing, I understand. I was actually worried about any leakage in the future and expensive repairs, I don't have to worry now, thanks. Please tell me also that is it the same with the tub also or its different, cuz my other bathroom has a tub.
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Hi Ron, thanks for the info, I didn't know about this 1" lip thing, I understand. I was actually worried about any leakage in the future and expensive repairs, I don't have to worry now, thanks. Please tell me also that is it the same with the tub also or its different, cuz my other bathroom has a tub.
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Cast iron tubs have a small lip. Steel and acrylic tubs have about a 1" lip.
The caulking at the tile/tub or shower interface, keeps water from getting into the cervice under the tile. This will lead to mold growing. While water leaking behind the tub is highly unlikely, you want to keep this area sealed.
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