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I was changing out the silicone calking in our shower and had a carpenter tell me I should calk the inside AND outside space between the glass and base on the 2 outside walls. Only the outside was calked previously. Now I have a leak on the outside near the wall - should I remove the caulking on the inside of the stall between the glass wall and the base, as before? Is this somehow what's causing my leak? I just can't seem to figure it out! Thanks! Barb

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  • barbiel143 Mar 18, 2011

    Yes, that's exactly what I did. It's all brand new caulking with the old stuff removed and cleaned with rubbing alcohol thoroughly. I JUST need to know if with this particular model - MAAX ANSI Z124-95 Series - needs to be caulked on the OUTSIDE below the glass walls as well as on the INSIDE. I think it's not supposed to be caulked on the inside, but not sure. Thank you.

    Barb

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The best thing to do is to remove all calking before applying new. You must also have a clean, dry surface to apply the new calk. I would recommend scraping the old off completely and applying rubbing alcohol throughly. Then, allow it to dry completely before re-applying new calking. This will guarantee a good bond and no more leaks!



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    Andrew P. Mar 18, 2011

    He was completely correct is telling you that both sides needed calked. If the outside only is calked you are creating a channel that will build pressure and leak. Both sides must be done. Much like roofing, you need to make sure there are no channels for water to build pressure otherwise you will have a leak in due time.





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    Andrew P. Mar 18, 2011

    He was completely correct is telling you that both sides needed calked. If the outside only is calked you are creating a channel that will build pressure and leak. Both sides must be done. Much like roofing, you need to make sure there are no channels for water to build pressure otherwise you will have a leak in due time.


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