Escutcheon Gap

Old 03-10-17, 12:48 PM
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Escutcheon Gap

Can I simply caulk the gap that is between the shower valve and escutcheon as shown in the attached photo? I had to basically find parts for this as the previous owner of my home had things tore down and nothing saved.

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Old 03-10-17, 02:44 PM
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You "can" caulk it. Just remember that caulk can act like glue so you don't want to go crazy as it can make removing the escutcheon difficult in the future. There should be a foam gasket to seal that gap so look around for a sheet of foam with a hole in it or a strip of foam that looks like weather stripping. If you can stick the proper gasket in place with a bit of silicone would be better.
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Plus unpainted caulking will attract dirt and it wouldn't be no time that you'd have a dirt circle around it that won't clean up.

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