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Old 08-14-01, 01:59 AM
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What is this leak?
We have a tub/shower combo. We notice a serious dripping problem in our basement (through the rafters, not an exposed pipe) when we run the shower -but not the tub. It ain't the caulking, we just tried that . . .
 
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Old 08-14-01, 11:07 AM
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If you're certain that it isn't the caulking, then it may be a leak where the shower arm is screwed into the shower fitting in the wall.
Unscrew the shower arm that the showerhead is on, and check the arm threads and the threads in the fitting in the wall (flashlight and fingertip).
If they aren't too badly corroded, then wrap 2-3 flat turns of teflon tape around the shower arm threads, and re-install it to see if that doesn't solve the problem.
Good Luck!
 
 

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