LEAKING SHOWER PAN

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      Alana Hawks

      NEED INFOR ON SHOWER PANS I HAVE ONE THAT HAS BEEN LEAKING WHAT MATERIAL IS A SHOWER PAN MADE OF FIBERGLASS OR PLASTIC? HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1980 DO SHOWER PANS TEND TO CAUSE LEAKS AND WILL IT COST ALOT TO REPLACE? ANY SUGGESTIONS THANKS RUSS

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      SylvanLMP
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      Hi Russ, I still (like most professional plumbers) install a lead shower pan using 4 PSF sheet lead and YES it cost a lot BUT then again it does last 50+ years so I guess it really isn’t that expensive after all huh?

      Anyone can make a plastic shower pan or even install a CHEAP fiberglass pan.

      Anyone can go to a home center and even a clerk can even explain how to install a figerglass/ plastic shower pan, BUT for longevity I either custom make a pan out of sheet lead Or use a Terrazzo base with a caulked cast iron connection.

      I like longevity and feel folks spend a small fortune for their investment so why use cheap quality materials that are prone to failure?

      Qualified Labor is expensive materials are cheap.

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