Cracks, holes shower in tub spout

Help Support Plumbing Forums:

Joe Thomas

Active Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2019
Messages
35
Reaction score
6
Location
Los Angeles
I have an old 1980s shower, it has a flexible shower wall.

Recently when I pull the tub spout shower diverter up or push against the wall, I see cracks and holes appear. I tried replacing the bathtub spout multiple times, and retried Caulking Numerous occasions. It keeps showing holes/cracks again. Whats the best solution to this problem? This seems more of a structural/flimsy issue, that caulking may not resolve.

I've had the tub for many years, never seen this problem occur till recently.

Other notes, There is a brick wall behind my shower (in a condo complex). Its an all Metal Spout, and Copper Pipe, I Rotate it to pull the Spout out

** My real concern is regarding mildew/mold which can form later from leaks, causing larger problems.

** See Pictures here, for some reason cannot post pictures,

https://ibb.co/nbcNK43



 
Last edited:

Geofd

Moderator
Staff member
Professional
Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2018
Messages
2,642
Reaction score
501
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Is your shower encllosure shwing cracks or are you cracking the new tub spout??????
 

Rossando

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2018
Messages
112
Reaction score
16
Location
San Francisco
Looks like you can use chalking to seal that up??? Am I looking at the small hole by the base of the tub spout?
 

TomFOhio

Professional
Professional
Joined
Jan 20, 2018
Messages
1,339
Reaction score
340
Location
Mansfield,, Ohio
Let your caulking dry all the way and then fill it in. Are you using silicone or tub and tile caulk????
 

Latest posts

Top