Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
BigWadeS

Bathroom Repair Questions..need suggestions....

Recommended Posts

I am in need of some advice on a home repair problem I have. Our basement bathroom (3/4) has the sink, toilet, shower. The wall the shower is on the opposite side is out living room. I have been noticing a dampness on the carpet, so I have pulled out all the caulking and recaulked the shower, the shower drain, and still noticing it. Then today I have attempted to replace the wax ring on the toilet and reset it. The problem is I can't seem to get a good seal on the toilet to the floor could this cause the water running under the floor and getting all the way through to that wall? So in my mind I have three options:

1) If so do I need to use a pry bar and get the plumbing collar out and replace that and then reset the toilet for a tighter fit?

2) Totally redue my shower and tiling or maybe recaulk again?

3) Call a plumber and shell out $$$$$ to find out where the water is coming from

Any thoughts or suggestions or previous similar experiences?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you don't know if it's the shower or the toilet....if it's a tile shower pan that certainly could be leaking, get a balloon and blow it up a bit larger than the drain, take the strainer off and shove it down the drain to form a tight seal, make sure you get beneath the weep holes of the drain assembly...fill with water to about one inch or so up the wall, mark line and check in the morning...if it's down, you have a leak, some wetter carpet as well. Then you need to start over with a fresh correctly installed shower...if not, then you can eliminate that as a source.

As far as the toilet...what do you mean by a tighter fit...do you mean it's not seating onto the wax like it should? If that's the case, get one reinforced large wax ring and then a second bol wax and then set the toilet, the extra wax will form a tight seal. If it's the flange, you might need a flange repair kit, basically set on top of the existing and attached to the floor. If you think you can remove the existing flange, then, yes get a new one and attach properly.

What is the flooring on the bath floor? If it's a hard surface or a resiliant, like tile, vinyl, ect. And it's on concrete, you would notice water near the toilet before on the carpet of the adjacent room.

My primary focus is always on the tile shower, those guys can cause alot of problems...I have tore out and replaced many many a bad shower and no matter how much caulking you do, it won't fix the problem either, water goes through grout joints like it's not even there.

No need to call a plumber yet, do a test on the shower pan first to either eliminate that or to isolate that as your problem...

If you have any other questions feel free to ask on here or you can e-mail me as well. jsmamer at embarq mail dot com

good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good job!  I have never found any Blacks so they look a little different.  Can you take a picture of what they look like cut in half? They look a little scary like False Morel's 
    • I picked for about 2 hours this morning. I'm not exactly haw many I got but its enough for a couple meals. I'm going to chop some of these up and mix with some cream cheese, feta cheese and garlic chives and then stuff some chicken breasts and cook them on the grill. The little bit of rain that we got last week helped the shrooms pop but it really didn't do much else for the woods besides help the mosquito's hatch. There were so many they licked the bug spray off first then swarmed. I found the mushrooms all over, North, South, East and West facing hills. Normally spot 1 has the best results but this trip it was my second spot. All of them had pretty good size too. Only a few that were in direct sunlight were dried up otherwise they are very firm. Spot 1 is the left container. Don't worry, I use a mesh bag while I'm out in the woods!
    • Yup.... 6 & 4 for Lead.... 4 & 2 for steel
    • I ended up framing my house, putting on the T&G , and then spray foaming back against the interior, which may be why I am not seeing any movement... I also used pine vs cedar
    • I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
    • Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d.   I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......
    • I agree with rundrave. #4 early and #2 shot later in year
    • Yes, 5/16 T&G I installed last fall. I did the same, but I see this summer it's starting to buckle  
    • Adding a 4th wouldn't do much IMO. The map screen is already too small to be useful when screen is split in 3. I added a Helix 7 G2N to use as a map screen. Networked with other 2 units
    • I could always go and spend more money on an additional unit but some of it is like Floyd said. I have a hard enough time watching one screen. I have the app on my phone. I think that lowrance has the ability to split the screen into 4. I just can't believe I'm the only person who would like to see this but maybe I am. It may not be as big a deal once I get more familiar with the unit. Right now I like to look at all the screens to help discern what it is im seeing on the screen.  I appreciate the input!