Originally Posted by 3wheeljunkie
A water leak around the shower is usually the shower faucet. Mine can be seen by removing a square panel with 4 screws in the hallway. I also have a square panel in the bathroom next to the tub with 4 screws. Also do you have a heat duct in the bathroom? I do it's round and has 2 screws , when removed I can see the right of the tub bottom.
I'm not sure whether I have a heat duct in the bathroom but I will certainly double check later today.
Yes, I do have that square panel with four screws in the hallway. My access port is underneath the shower tub, so it's close to the source of the leak. However, I don't see any direct leaks here when I remove it. This access port is to the left of my leak but it's just too small to actually work with tools or squeeze my head in that area to see where the leak might be coming from. You made me realize though, that I might be able to squeeze one of those small inspection cameras in there to see if I can feed it through and spot the leak that way.
Based on your recommendation, I am going to try removing the shower faucet and valves from the shower surround and see if that uncovers anything.
Based on GrampaDennis's response, I may have to remove the entire shower surround so I'm mentally preparing for that, although I'm really hoping I don't have to.
I will try to post photos of the leak and the surrounding areas, so others may benefit too.