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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:54 am 
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Hi guys,
I have just moved into a new house which touch wood so far has been great but I had my first shower last night and noticed there is quite a big gap between the shower frame and the tray. The tray also has no lip to catch the escaping water.

After some testing it does seem that the water can easily escape when the shower head is pointed at it with no one in it.

The only way for me to shower is to be very gentle and point the shower head all the way down but this really isn't practical going forward.
It is a corner shower made by "Optima by Coral"

See pictures for the gap which runs around the front of the shower frame and tray.

Any ideas how I can fix or find a solution to this?

The only thing I have thought off so far is to either attach a rubber seal type thing to the outside of the tray to create a lip, somehow add a shower curtain inside the doors (not something I want to do), or just use silicon seal to fill the gap (Not sure how easy this be as there is no backing to seal against?)

I have no experience with this sort of thing so any advice would be great.


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Yes, it is normal to run a bead of silicone on the outside of the frame so there is not a water trap on the inside. Get a decent brand like this ... 10ml/58308. Let it cure for at least a day. It might be worth getting someone to stand in the shower to ensure the gap sealed is at i1ts widest should there be any movement.


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Make sure the silicon is on the outside of the frame only.

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