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Need to Take Down Ceiling Under Minor leak if Fixed?

Postby Drjohn » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:49 pm

Thanks in advance for any advice!

We have a minor leak from an upstairs shower cubicle- only a few spots on he ceiling below. It's almost certainly from a badly applied seal at the shower tray directly under the shower head.

If I sort out the seal, is this enough? Can I just rely on the timber/plaster under the shower tray drying in time or do I need to strip anything back to dry etc? Is the appearance the only consideration once the leak is fixed?

Cheers!
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Postby collectors » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:11 am

Depends on what the ceiling is made of. If its plaster board, good chance you can just re-decorate when dry. If its somthing like lathe & plaster, water can loosen the plasters grip & can come down at any time.
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