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Old 06-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Shower leak

My shower drain was leaking. It looks like either the fitting just under the drain was loose, or it was leaking around the drain itself. I removed everything from the P trap up and am getting ready to reseat the drain and tighten it all back up. Question, do I use regular plumbers putty under the collar of the drain or do I need a special product.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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I would use 100% silicone. It will flex better (with movement) without cracking or breaking down like plumbers putty.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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If this is a vote choice...I would go back to the plumbers putty. One of the advantages of the putty is it ablility to provide a better seal between two surfaces that aren't a perfect match. Drain assy and shower pan opening. Chances are the opening in the pan is somewhat larger than the drain assy and the putty if applied to the flange of the drain assy evenly would fill/seal the surfaces better than the silicone. My opinion. One thing that should be checked often is the nuts on any of the drain baskets...over time because of travel, vibration, drying of the gasket/sealing material...they can become loose and need a slight tightening.
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If this is a vote choice...I would go back to the plumbers putty.
Most manufacturers don't even use that... They use Butyl tape (like on the windows) and that does not seal it. Plumbers putty is not nearly as flexible as silocone
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I would go back and pull the drain out, clean up all of the original mess and use a plumbers putty to make the seal. Forget the silicone.

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I would 100% agree if I hadn't installed over 7 million dollars worth of tubs and showers in the last 13 years... I've removed countless amounts of drains where the putty is broke down, dried out and deteriorated. Plumbers putty obviously serves a purpose but is only still on the market because of the old farts that are parked in the codes office desks. Either product is a valid option but being in the bathroom business and knowing how RV's are a flexible structure, silicone would last longer without failure.
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I hate to ever condradict workhorse, but will in this case. I had a drain to shower pan leak on my first Excel when someone was standing in the shower and used silicone and it stay good for the rest of my 4 years of ownership. rockin'
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