Sealing an over the bath shower screen

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Ridleyman, 16 Dec 2008.

  1. Ridleyman

    Ridleyman

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have an over the bath glass shower screen. Where the screen meets the tiled wall there is a rubber type seal. Water is getting through this seal at the joints between the tiles. Is it acceptable to run silicon sealant along the screen/wall to stop this leak?
     
  2. Bilioustrumpstaine

    Bilioustrumpstaine

    Joined:
    27 Nov 2007
    Messages:
    1,531
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Does the screen pivot or is it fixed.

    If it pivots does the rubber seal move.

    If the seal doesnt move then a drop of silicone won't harm it.

    If you need to change your bathscreen consider a fixed one like this.

    http://www.showers4u.com/enter.html?lang=en-uk&target=d78.html

    When used in conjunction with a shower curtain it provides a watertight solution.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. gcol

    gcol

    Joined:
    22 Sep 2005
    Messages:
    6,593
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm assuming that it's the support that's fixed to the wall that the screen pivots from? If so, remove the screen from the wall and dot some silicone into the grout joints in line with where the rubber seal goes. Then just refit the screen and the silicone will fill in the gaps.
     
  5. Ridleyman

    Ridleyman

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thats exactly the sort thanks I will try that.
     
  6. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  7. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page