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Having issues with shower leaking?

Discussion in 'Home Improvement & DIY Forum' started by melving.crane, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. melving.crane

    melving.crane Junior Member

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    My shower is leaking water. Actually the water coming from the shower is not in the right direction. So during the bathing I need to manually fix the position of the shower head.

    I was looking for some effective ways to solve such leaking problem. And found very useful shower leaking fixing ideas from this blog.

    Since I will do it DIY, anyone have better ideas, guys please guide me.
     
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    Southern_Yankee Full Access Member

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    Hi melving.crane, there is some step to solve shower leaking problems.

    Steps:

    1. Cover shower drain with rag to prevent dropped screws from falling down the drain.
    2. Remove handle from shower valve.
    3. Unscrew escutcheon plate from the shower valve.
    4. Inspect rear of escutcheon for water stains; check condition of gasket.
    5. Remove old gasket and apply plumber's putty around back of escutcheon.
    6. Screw the escutcheon plate back onto the shower valve, then remove excess putty.
    7. Check all horizontal surfaces in shower stall, such as soap dishes and shelves, for cracks.
    8. Inspect seams between shower stall and walls; seal all cracks and holes with silicone caulk.
    9. Use a strap wrench to unscrew shower arm from wall.
    10. Clean threads on shower arm, then wrap the threads with Teflon tape.
    11. Thread shower arm back into wall.
    12. Turn on shower and test for leaks.

    How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Shower | Video | This Old House

    Thanks :tiny:
     
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    I think the problem in a shower head,, so here is some steps.First of all Unclogging your Shower Head Holes then Remove the shower head faceplate or the entire shower head,Immerse the faceplate or shower head in white vinegar for 8 hours,
    Manually remove leftover deposits,Check to see if the leaking shower head is fixed. :)
     
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    The problem is with your Showerhead.A leaky, showerhead is not only annoying, it wastes water.Some simple tips to fix by yourself.

    1)Turn Off Water
    2)Remove and Inspect
    3)Clean the Showerhead
    4)Tape It Up
    5)Reattach the Showerhead
    6)Turn On the Water
     
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