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What would be best?

  • Patch the Fiberglass

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  • Rip out the shower, and replace with new fiberglass shower

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  • Rip out the shower, and tile it

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And there was no way to do this from the back side?:eek:
Looks like it's trashed now, a pro fiberglass guy could repair this but would cost as much as a new unit.
 

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Tile what? You can not tile over fiberglass, it would have to all come out.
 

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Sorry to say, but that looks like something a co-worker might do.


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Please tell me this is a troll thread.:(
 

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So option 1 is out for sure. For me to choose between 2 and 3, I'd have to know what your budget is. I'd like to know why that line couldn't be accessed from behind. If that's completely inaccessible, then i'd definitely like to see the lines moved to an area that IS accessible. If you put tile in, you definitely don't want somebody busting those out to get to a leak.
 

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This is a shared wall in a condo (upstairs bathroom). We had someone from Home Depot quote us for a new acrylic shower. The shower dimensions are 71.5 " high, 33.5 " deep, 58.5 " long, and the drain is in the center, and she said it would have to be custom-built. She really tried to soften up the quote, and repeated the 'features' multiple times before springing the quote on me - $9000 !! :eek:

My budget is more like <$1000.
 

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This is a shared wall in a condo (upstairs bathroom). We had someone from Home Depot quote us for a new acrylic shower. The shower dimensions are 71.5 " high, 33.5 " deep, 58.5 " long, and the drain is in the center, and she said it would have to be custom-built. She really tried to soften up the quote, and repeated the 'features' multiple times before springing the quote on me - $9000 !! :eek:

My budget is more like <$1000.
that sounds like the time when my wife, unknowning to me, had a water softener guy come over. he wanted $5600 for a softener, and that was after the discounts. :laughing::no:
 

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"Mary, I told you that something didnt sit right with the name "John Dillinger Plumbing, heating, and domestic problem solving"


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A box store would have been the very last place I would have gotten a quote to install anything!!
 

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Quickest, easiest and cheapest, especially if you still have the pieces that were cut out is to patch. Boat owner DIYers will fix holes in boats that are that size. It wont be an invisible patch but you should be able to make it strong and waterproof and reasonable looking. If you go to a boating supply store they will have all the supplies, epoxy,gelcoat etc. and brochures on how to use them.
 

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Quickest, easiest and cheapest, especially if you still have the pieces that were cut out is to patch. Boat owner DIYers will fix holes in boats that are that size. It wont be an invisible patch but you should be able to make it strong and waterproof and reasonable looking. If you go to a boating supply store they will have all the supplies, epoxy,gelcoat etc. and brochures on how to use them.
That's a good point that i didn't think about. If you don't care what the finished product looks like, you could actually patch it yourself until you can save up the funds to do what you WANT to do with it.

Good catch :) :thumbup:
 

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Wow! Was there any access from below? Either in a basement/crawlspace or through the 1st floor ceiling? I had a similar leak to repair once, but I was able to do all the work through the shower valve hole and from below. I cut the copper pipe out, and snaked some PEX up to the valve.
 

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You know, you could probably temp this by cutting out the FG right up to the fake tile lines, back boarding the missing drywall and replacing it, and installing ceramic tile bedded in urethane or silicone sealant till it squeezes out the seams then cleaning up with alcohol. It would probably work for a while, at least you could take a shower again. I think I would rip out this POS. Put in a shower pan and screw up durock or wonderboard, and install ceramic tile were it mine. Tiling is really not all that hard and it looks a lot richer than a cheap ass FG insert.
 
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