Shower Door/Caulking

Old 07-28-01, 11:06 PM
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I recently converted a bahtub into a bath/shower adding bath paneling, plumbing and a simple shower door by Sterling. I have had a terrible problem with cracking in the caulking at the bottom corners of the shower door frame, inside and out. I have removed the cracked caulk and recaulked nearly a dozen times. I have tried caulking over cracked caulk. I even tried a very thick bead. I've used a silicon based white caulking every time, although I've tried different brands a couple times with always the same result. I'm reasonably sure that the all leakage originates at these points because I put up a temporary shower curtain to cover them and found no leakage. Wrong type of caulking? Wrong brand? Bad conditions in the bath? What could be causing this persistant cracking at these points?
Old 07-30-01, 06:21 PM
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Hi bmikeyd,
The first thing you need to do is dig out all that caulk. You should be good at it by now. Once it's cleaned and dry use either a 100% silicone kitchen & bath caulk or a polybutylene caulk. It's a little harder to work with but will give you a good seal. The local home center should be able to point you in the right direction.
The Carpenter's Son

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