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  • Has my shower screen been sealed correctly?

    Plumbers

    Hello, I have installed a new bath shower screen recently. It does fit, but seems to be a little looser than expected. Does this happen usually, or ought there be more stiffness or friction to limit it’s movement? Also – I have a seal leak at the end of the hinge.
    Is there a possible way to stop this? Or any recommended seals I should use instead? Any advice would be appreciated – thanks!

    Asked by asa on 25th Feb 2019
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    Hughes Heating

    "First, if there is any leaking, it isn’t fitted correctly and will need to be adjusted. There ought to be some contact/friction with the bath – to limit the screen’s movement and stop it swinging freely. Perhaps you could try and adjust the rubber or the plastic seal, to be sure that it runs along the bottom of the screen enough to make contact properly with the bath. If this does not help, you may be best to have the screen refitted again correctly."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    nlt plumbing and heating

    "When fitting shower screen always use clear silicone before fixing the wall plate if already fitted you could use some ct1 clear seal where leaking"

    Answered on 17th May 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Handy Plumbers

    "Hi,

    All purpose silicone should of been used to make the seal, if its leaking at the end you probably didn't fill a portion at the bottom with silicone. Without seeing what you have done it is very difficult to help you with this."

    Answered on 1st Aug 2019 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
    Maintenance Man NE

    "Best guess would be that its fitted just a tad too high. If you can't alter the bottom seal at all just drop the whole screen down a few mil."

    Answered on 19th Mar 2019 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

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