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Sealing a shower screen . . . . . .photos

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by TheSalad, 18 Sep 2016.

  1. TheSalad

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    Hi Folks, new shower screen fitted and its leaking. Could you tell me if the bottom of the metal trim in the photo is supposed to be sealed?

    Thank you.

     
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    Depends on the MI's but they are not normally sealed on the inside. A lot of these issues arise because the tray isn't sealed to the wall before the door upstands are fitted.
     
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    You either seal outside or not at all depending on the tray type. If the tray an outside lip then no need to seal. If it hasn't then it will need sealed, yes. Usually outside to allow any water that may enter the wall frame to drain back out into the tray.
     
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  5. As denso mentioned the silicone seal between the tray and the tiled wall is very important,otherwise it will leak.

    What Is the make of the shower or can you post a link just in case there are special makers instructions or the usual photocopy bumf of little help.

    A photo of the outside leaking area will help.
     
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    Is it leaking from under the metal trim, on a straight edged tray? If so then it needs sealed from the outside regardless. If it still leaks, as mentioned, look at the tile to tray seal.
     
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    No.1 culprit for leaking trays is behind the bottom heel of the screen wall profiles not being siliconed - it's the reason you should seal all round tray to wall 'before' tiling, as well as 'after'!
     
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    Always silicone outside profiles and around the outside of the base frame.

    Never silicone inside the shower, doing so will trap water inside the profile and degrade silicone .

    Depending on how good /steady you are! Put the silicone on Free hand to the profile/ glass, as if you smooth down with wet finger you"ll smear it everywhere and look terrible.
    Then i use a silicone tool to clean up around the base making sure nothings been missed.
     
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    Got there in the end after FOUR attempts at siliconing the tray. I had to explain where the silicone should go and where it should not.

    This video was very helpful
     
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