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      MasterPlumbers
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      I have a crack in the floor of my fiberglass shower stall and it is leaking into a downstairs closet. Is there any type of material to repair the crack so I don’t have to replace the shower stall.

    • #289537

      Try going to a Marine shop near a boat yard.

      I was able to repair a fiberglass pressure vessel once so if you follow directions carefully you maybe able to repair this pan.

      Good luck

    • #289538

      Hello, The problem you describe is common in older tub/shower units. The repair is simular to a boat or autobody repair.But this will only repair the crack, not the reason for the crack! The support under the unit has given way which needs to be resupported. There is a few ways to do this. 1. inject a foam under the unit 2. use another type of filler. Then do the repair,to finish it off with a gelcoat paint to conceal the repair. Best bet…. call a tub repairman (it’s less hasle and guaranteed)!! Good Luck!!

    • #289539

      Call a fiberglass repair service.I have seen the base on these units removed and rebuilt better than new.At the same time they will recoat the entire surface making the shower look new.I was skeptical of this procedure until I saw it done.

    • #289540

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      Originally posted by Wallingford Plm+Htg:
      Call a fiberglass repair service.I have seen the base on these units removed and rebuilt better than new.At the same time they will recoat the entire surface making the shower look new.I was skeptical of this procedure until I saw it done.


      A Mustee brand fiberglass base is decent quality BUT there is no way anyone I know would take it out completly repair it and put it back into service.

      Most qualified LMP would strongly suggest a new base made of either Terrazzo or custom lead pan.

      Some folks even resort to thin plastic to make the new shower pan.

      But to take a cheap priced fiberglass pan out completely and then reinstall it is truly amazing in mentality.

      Live in learn as to how some folks consider real talented labor cheaper then materials.

      [Edited by SylvanLMP on 17 March 2001]

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