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We have shower doors that have a clear caulking around the bottom edge that has mold in the caulk. This is the only place besides the base of the tub at floor level that has the mold. Can I use the same caulk on the floor that I use to replace the caulk on the shower doors.

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Yes. Look for a silicone caulking with a mildewcide (some brands call it Bio Seal)

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Seem to have water leaking under shower into storage competition ment, tried caulking only happens when shower is on and someone is in it very frustrating


Very often happens for a number of reasons

Bad caulking around the shower base and the base drops with the weight of the occupant allowing water past the caulking.

Crack and bad seal on a wall tile.

A split in the base itself which opens up with weight and you can't see with the base empty.

A leak in the pipes behind the wall from the mixer unit to the shower head.

Split pipes or fitting to the drain.

Best way is a full tear down, refurbishment and start anew :>)

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My tub is plastered into the wall with caulking. Recently, I have noticed that the caulking is dissapating and loosening up the tub. Fortunately, I have not see a change in my water flow. I want to


Unfortunately this is usually caused by a leak and the drywall is wet , and or the tub is sinking due to water damage to floor. If the drywall is solid then use a utility knife to remove old caulk, then after area is clean apply silicone caulk around the tub. apply neatly but with plenty enough to fill the void. I then spray a dish soap an water mixture on the calk then remove excess by pressing thumb down and sliding it long caulking. This presses it into the gap and also removes excess, which leaves you a neatly caulked tub.

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Are you talking about caulking around all sorts of small tiles, or is yours a one piece wall unit that only has caulking around the edge of the tub and the nozzels? If it is the latter, you simply remove the old and add new. If it is all the old tile caulking then If you are not good at handyman (handywoman) things, then you should call a professional. Most of the home outfitting places have help available to you if you wish to DIY the job. You should visit a place like Home Depot, Lowes, etc. for their free advice and a lot of them offer classes in home repair things.

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I had a shower total replacement less than two years ago. Company out of business now. Shower grout has cracked bad at base and in corner all the way down. I need to re-grout. Problem is the gap in corner...


Use a good quality bath and tub caulk applied to the deeper parts of the gap. Do not fill all the way out to the top of the gap with the caulk. When the caulk is dry, then apply the same color grout over the caulk.

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Replace shower door


Hi

You did not mention any additional information about your problem except replacing shower door.However use basic hand tools to complete the job.

Try this following general steps :-
1. Remove the doors by lifting up on one door at a time and then pulling each out. The top of the door has rollers attached to it, and the rollers rest on the inside of the top rail of the frame. Set the doors aside.
2. With your drill, remove the two screws on each end of the top rail, located on the inside of the shower frame. Then lift off the top rail of the shower frame.
3. Use your box knife to cut the caulk on the side and bottom rails of the shower frame. Shower frames are caulked on the outside where they meet with the walls and floor of the shower.
4. Use your drill to remove the screws from the side rails. There will be two screws on each rail, securing it to the shower stall. Then, take the rails out. Remove the screws from the bottom rail and take it out.
5. Use your tape measure to measure the old side rails, top rail and bottom rail. With a pencil, mark the lengths on each new rail. Use your hacksaw to cut each rail. Hold a side rail in the exact location where the old rail was located. With your pencil, mark the screw holes on the shower wall. The new shower frame screw holes may not line up with the old shower frame screw holes. Use your drill and 3/16-inch drill bit to drill new holes if necessary. If the shower walls are ceramic, use the concrete drill bit. If the shower walls are fiberglass, use the multipurpose 3/16-inch drill bit.
6. Insert the 3/16-inch anchors into the holes that you drilled. Put the side rail into position and insert the screws into the holes. Use your drill and Phillips head drill bit to tighten the screws. Place the bottom rail into position and mark the holes. Drill new holes if necessary and install the anchors. Insert only one screw at the end where you installed the first side rail. Lift up the loose end of the bottom rail and slide the second side rail into place. Mark the holes. Remove the side rail and drill the new holes using the 3/16-inch drill bit. Insert the anchors and put the side rail back into place. Insert the screws and tighten with your drill using the Phillips head drill bit.
7. Set the top rail directly onto the side rails. In each end of the top rail, insert the two self-drilling screws until the top is secured to the sides. Insert the tube of clear caulk into the caulking gun. Cut the end off of the tube with your box knife. Caulk the side rails and the bottom rail to the shower walls on the outside of the shower. Re-hang the shower doors by lifting each door and placing the rollers on the inside of the top rail.
Also giving you some links from where you can find a detailed information regarding replacing shower doors.
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-replace-a-shower-door/index.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,214441,00.html
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We have had our shower for 5 years now and it continues to leak at the bottom corners. we have the corner shower stall against a tile wall. I have replaced caulking several times even removing stiles...


You need the base taking out and installing properly.

If must be on a firm surface with no movement up, down, backwards or forwards. The best way is to glue it with a bed of expanded polystyrene so it can't move. Then you need a tile to shower edge filler which overlaps the base. Fill the gap with silicone, between the base and shower and when it is dry, put the edging piece on bedded into silicone. Then tile over the upper part of the edging.

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I'm insytalling new tile in shower should the frame of the shower doors be caulked?


Hello. Definitely yes. You want the tile, grout and caulk to be a semipermanent barrier for the water. If you do not caulk the frame, water will get in there and either leak or cause mold to form. Use a good quality silicon caulk, either clear, or white or a color that matches your grout lines. J.

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Hello. I am not aware of any recall. That said, you must repair these cracks to prevent mold and bacteria from taking over. Do this:

1. Go to any hardware store and get a couple of tubes of silicon caulk [white or clear] and a caulk gun.
2. Remove all of the food from the fridge and store it elsewhere for 3 days.
3. leave the fridge door opened and let it warm up to room temp. before you caulk the cracks.
4. Once warm, clean the area with soapy water, rinse and dry and then go over it with rubbing alcohol.
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If you have the option of not using the shower for a while, I would put a dehumidifier in the shower to **** the mositure out from below. If cost is no object, you can go ahead and pull the base. The key to the caulk is to completely remove the old caulk, clean carefully and use a silicon based caulk. Be sure to let it dry properly (see caulk cure times on tube).

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Hi lorenzotwalk,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: When you use the shower, water leaks through the ceiling.

First, since it only leaks when you're using it you can ignore the water lines. Now comes the detective work. Look very closely at any place the water can squeeze thru, i.e. cracks in grout or caulk, etc. Don't forget to look on the floor imediately outside the shower and around the shower door if any. If found it must be scraped out, cleaned and dryed to get good adhesion, then caulked with a high quality silicone caulk (color of your choise). Any other caulk will crack no mater what they say.
Let dry for 24 hrs.
If you havent found this kind of problem it's time to look at the drain line connection. You may have to open the ceiling to do this, that's why I'm always carefull in the first step. Turn the water on and watch the drain connection. If it leaks there, it must be repaired. In this case you might cunsider checking the Repair Directory for a repairman.

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