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Old 12-29-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Shower Valve Caulk Question


Hey everyone!

I know there is some debate whether to caulk around the shower valve escutcheon, but I decided to caulk around it, leaving a "hole" at the bottom, with clear silicone.

My question is should I caulk the escutcheon screws as well? It seems like water could potentially get behind them since there's no gasket, grommet, o-ring behind the screw head. Problem with caulking them is it might be a booger trying to ever get them back out.

What do you think?

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Old 12-29-2015, 11:23 AM   #2
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Problem with caulking them is it might be a booger trying to ever get them back out.

What do you think?
Ayuh,..... I think, yer Over-thinkin' it,.....

Find another project to play with,... yer done there,....
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Don't caulk them. The only situation where I'd even think about it would be if you had an extra showerhead aimed *at* them, for example. Otherwise it's overkill and you risk making them harder to take out and making them look like an amateur job.
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Your done good job move on...
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