The Home Ownership Thread - Page 106
There's water leaking from the bottom join where my shower wall meets the floor. A tiny thin wet streak. Shower pipes are to the left so not that. On the floor above I have a pot filler and a piped water for the ice machine, but a check under the cabinets show no water. Neighbouring apt has no water along that wall but for the built-in sprinkler system.
Super thinks that due to bad caulking water has gotten into the tiles and is working it's way down. The caulking is a little shity, but I haven't showered there for 30 hours and there's no way that much water is behind the tiles.
Edited by lefty - 11/11/13 at 6:10pm
I don't think the shower pan is faulty. The water is coming from inside the tiles and exiting at the join of the shower wall and floor. There's no leaking into the apt below.
Water has now stopped. I will observe for a few days and if there is no more, I have to assume that the super was correct and it was faulty caulking and water reached saturation point. With any luck the drywall hasn't been damaged and it is simply replacing tiles and recaulking entire shower area.
Of course, this being NY...
One of my first big home projects had a credit card bill that read:
Westbrooke Emergency Room
Had a GC over and he agreed that it looks like faulty caulking. We found some movement in one tile. And now looking at removing glass door and wall, removing two runs of glass tiles (hoping like hell I can reuse some of them as I have only five in reserve and they don't make these any longer), and redoing all the caulking.
Estimate to come tomorrow. Best guesses on price? I'm thinking $1200.
Those things are about as hard to replace as a light bulb. Home warranties usually have high copays, deductibles, whatever you want to call them, anyway. He's probably paying a hundred bucks to the insurance company, plus $500 to the plumber for bullshit, to replace a $100 part he could have done himself in an hour. So, yeah.
Deductible is $75. He's charging the insurance company $500 for the pump and $300 for the labor and pipe. I don't have a torch so I can't really repipe the thing which is necessary since it's all corroded. Plus it's hard wired so I definitely ain't messing with that. My $500 is strictly for the code bullshit.
I have a positive story. My new little house was spared a lot of expense by the builder. This past rain season killed my porch roofing and water came into the house.
The adjuster decided we needed a new carpet (potty training a 2 yr old is no joke) and issued us enough money for the fix, paint and a new laminate floor.