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    shower leak on floor

    Any ideas what i can do to fix this without tearing out the shower?

    shower drain never backs up, but pipe below it does leak below shower floor and only when taking shower. See pics.

    The drain must be leaking. It gets wet inside that wall and with long showers, it leaks out onto the finished floor.

    Pic 2 is the lower part of that wall you see in the other pic (red box). With that blue plastic wall cover removed.

    wet with every shower where the yellow X is and then gets wet where the black X is with longer showers. shower drain is just a few inches higher and never backs up.

    This shower was installed over 10 years ago and this issue just started happening in the last 8 months. Started shortly after i had the outside sewer line replaced and tenant moved in at same time. maybe coincidence. Maybe previous tenants never took long showers.

    The other day we did run a snake down the shower drain at least 10 feet. that is well into the new sewer line that was replaced about 8 months ago. Its still getting wet as mentioned above after snakeing.
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    Crack in the fiberglass base perhaps?
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    Do you have a basement ? You should be able to access it from below.

    If not then heres what the issue is 99.99% of the time.

    Its probably the trim kit and not the drain. You should take some photos trim kit and how its mounted. Also, check that the trim kit is tight to the wall. Let us know nd snap some photos of the trim kit.

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    after i remove the foam (and find and fix the leak), how about cutting some blocks to fit below the pan and using block caulking to hold in place?

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    with grate removed
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    Missing rubber gasket? What about using underwater rated caulking? Any other options that don't require removal of shower pan?


    Everything there is 10 years old.

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    but it looks like the pipe is below the lower edge of the keyed drain assembly.

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