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What Joints Need Sealing for Shower Enclosure

Postby teecee90 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:08 pm

Can anyone please clarify something for me....

I'm refurbing our en-suite including fitting a new shower. The instructions that come with the enclosure say to seal the outside only. Fine.... I understand the reason for that and it seems perfectly reasonable. What I'm not clear about is exactly what joints I should seal!

I guess the enclosure is fairly standard - it uses a U shaped profile screwed to the wall and then the enclosure panels slot into the channel of the of the wall U profile and are then drilled and screwed to the wall profile. That means that I have two outside joints .... a joint between the wall profile piece and the tiled wall, and a joint between the enclosure panels and the wall profile.

I assume that it is the joint between the wall profile and the tiled wall that I need to seal with silicone but do I also need to seal the joint between the enclosure panel and the wall profile or is the friction fit enough to prevent any leaks?

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