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Old 04-04-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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Shower pan leak

1992 Dutchmen with plastic shower developed 4-inch crack in shower pan about 6 inches off of side wall...best repair?
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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pictures? Flex tape may be the quickest way to repair it! When you press down on either side, is there anything underneath?
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, actually just tried that...it's v-shaped toward outside of tub... drilled out each end of crack to keep from continuing, hit something underneath one end but not other, cleaned surface, applied tape; of course spot is exactly where u stand...took shower, so far so good ...fingers/toes/eyes crossed
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Thanks, actually just tried that...it's v-shaped toward outside of tub... drilled out each end of crack to keep from continuing, hit something underneath one end but not other, cleaned surface, applied tape; of course spot is exactly where u stand...took shower, so far so good ...fingers/toes/eyes crossed
You gotta really be careful that when you use it no water gets through! If you are not going to replace it, I would use some of that spray foam or something like it to shore up the pan but make sure there is nothing under there first.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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1992 Dutchmen with plastic shower developed 4-inch crack in shower pan about 6 inches off of side wall...best repair?
I had a 2012 Kodiak 255bhsl in which the shower tub had no supports, and a consequence when I stepped into the shower it crushed the drain pipe. You might want to check and determine if possible whether the tub has adequate supports.
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Just throwing this out there,, could you grind a little off around the crack and re-fiberglass the area ?
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Thanks

Unfortunately no access to base except ugly cutting open tub base side...friend tried fiberglass, failure...been OK for a week, just don't step there...heading back North soon, maybe just punt to next year...just win lottery so can get replacement!
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Unfortunately no access to base except ugly cutting open tub base side...friend tried fiberglass, failure...been OK for a week, just don't step there...heading back North soon, maybe just punt to next year...just win lottery so can get replacement!
Just a thought,,,, good luck
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I fixed mine the first time by drilling the end of the crack and then repairing the crack itself with epoxy. But it did not hold, because I could not completely eliminate the flexing of the pan. So the second time I repaired it with a strip of Eternabond. Works great.
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Just throwing this out there,, could you grind a little off around the crack and re-fiberglass the area ?
Most of the tubs and showers are some form of ABS, fiberglass doesn't work well and typically isn't flexible.

Best repair I have seen to date has been to drill a couple of small holes at the ends of the cracks and using Eternabond tape. Also adding support blocks of some sort helps.

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It wouldn’t be pretty but I’d try to glue a strip of shower pan liner over the crack using 3m 5200
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