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    • therivierakid
    • By therivierakid 8th Nov 18, 6:08 AM
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    Isolate leaking shower?
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    • 8th Nov 18, 6:08 AM
    Isolate leaking shower? 8th Nov 18 at 6:08 AM
    Hi!

    We have a concealed shower in our en-suite and for a while now it has been dripping. There is a leak somewhere behind the tiles and it has been going on for maybe a year or two. Water has been slowly coming through the plasterboard behind the shower, seeping through the tile and coming through the ceiling of the downstairs toilet (this is what we first noticed). It's also started going into the carpet in the entrance to the en-suite. The wet patch in the carpet has been growing bigger the past few days.

    We've got onto our insurance company about the leak and we're in the process of trying to get bathroom fitters out to give us quotes (easier said than done!) but I'd really like to stop the constant drip from the shower before things get much worse. Is it likely that there's a valve somewhere to stop the flow of water to the shower to prevent things getting any worse?

    Really want to get this sorted ASAP as I'm getting very stressed about it.

    Thanks.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 9th Nov 18, 7:38 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:38 PM
    Is it likely that there's a valve somewhere to stop the flow of water to the shower to prevent things getting any worse?
    Yes, very likely there will be an isolation valve. Try following the pipework from the shower.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 9th Nov 18, 9:19 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:19 PM
    If its a shower over a bath iso valve probably under the bath, if its a shower base iso will be somewhere under the floor if pipework runs up, or in the loft (or ceiling) if pipework runs down.

    This kind of leak can often be fixed by removing the shower valve - sometimes a tile or two has to come off as well, but not always.
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