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Old 01-14-2018
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Default Shower Leak

All of a sudden I have a water leak when taking a shower. It's looks like it's coming out under the shower pan. Water is pouring out, under the shower pan into the carpet in the bedroom. Under the bus there is water dripping into the water bay, third bay back on passenger side. Also, some water dripping down the drive axel tires.
Wondering if the drain has separated from the down pipe or crack in the shower pan, don't see anything obvious.
This is not just a small water leak from around the door or above the pan.
Any ideas what might be going on?
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After thinking about it during the night, It seems this leak might be coming from above the floor to get under the carpet. It was sopping wet about a foot into the bedroom carpet. The tile floor was dry forward of the door opening. So I guess I'm going to run water and stand outside and see what I can see.
It just came on all of a sudden and shocking when you first see a small flood on your floor.
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John,

I had that happen and found it was the shower valve leaking behind the wall. You can cut the RTV around the soap dish, pull it out, and get to the back to source the leak. It's tight, but can be done.

My greatest fear is a drain leak as it is impossible to get to. Haven't had that. Hope you don't either.
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Also, check the holding tank vent pipe base as these have been known to crack allowing water to run down the pipe when it rains and looks like a leaking shower.
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Thanks Ron, I'll pull the soap dish and check that out. You are right I dread a day that the shower drain may ever need replacing.
Thanks Barry, not likely the vent pipe this time. I'm in Arizona, hasn't rained but once in months I've been here. But, I appreciate the input.
I ran the shower for just a short time this morning and the water was immediately coming out from the rear forward corner of the shower running right under the carpet at the entrance to the bedroom.
Hate any water leak but especially when it gets into the carpet, too hard to dry out.
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plug the tub to stop water from draining. Turn water on to see if water starts coming out and you will have eliminated the drain being the issue if it does. Most likely leaking between valve and shower head
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You could just catch the water in a 5 gallon bucket instead of letting it run down the drain to isolate the problem between a drain problem or a supply side problem.
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plug the tub to stop water from draining. Turn water on to see if water starts coming out and you will have eliminated the drain being the issue if it does. Most likely leaking between valve and shower head
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You could just catch the water in a 5 gallon bucket instead of letting it run down the drain to isolate the problem between a drain problem or a supply side problem.
Looks like we posted at the same time.
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You could just catch the water in a 5 gallon bucket instead of letting it run down the drain to isolate the problem between a drain problem or a supply side problem.
Good answer! Good answer!
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Well, capture is what I did. I put the shower wand into a bucket and ran some water. Instant leak. Pulled the soap dish and found the leak. It was above the diverter where a compression fitting transitions to CVPC. A short piece of CVPC and then a 45 degree going up to the connection for the shower hose to the wand. The short piece of CVPC was cracked.
Extremely tight and difficult to get into that space to remove the fittings and the offending cracked piece of CVPC.
Lucky for me a fellow Bluebird owner in the RV park I'm in stopped by and being a former plumber in a previous life figured out the puzzle and got it out.
Tomorrow I have to find a hardware store and try to find replacement parts.
Hopefully, we can get it back together without to many problems.
Thanks for all your inputs, they are very much appreciated.
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