I worked on the downstairs bathroom.
I hired a plumber to deal with the leaky stem and drain issue.
I put in flooring, bought a sink, patched dry wall, mud and taped, painted, fixed electrical issues. I hired a plumber to deal with shortening the sink drain. I then repaired the leaky faucet line myself.
All was well. Weeks of no issues. Laundry and showering co-existing in this little bathroom that ‘could’……until it couldn’t.
Over Christmas there was a lot of traffic in the downstairs bathroom. Seems my upstairs shower is not the shower of choice to guests. (Whatever, I love my shower)
While I had lots of traffic in that shower there was always a soaking wet shower matt. I thought while they were here it was just because so many people were using the shower. But immediately after they left it was apparent there was more of an issue. What is the issue is a completely new question.
I had Viv shower upstairs for a few days while I let the flooring and everything dry out. Hoping to figure out what the deal was. Even my doing laundry seemed to add to the wet floor and water squooshing (yes a word) through my newly applied lamminent flooring.
So yesterday Dale did laundry. We were diligent in checking the floor during the and after each load. No water. I added another load in and still no water, no sign of water, nothing. So I ran the dish washer. Not that it is anywhere near the bathroom but hey its a water source AND it departure meets up with the same pipes heading out. Nope nothing, no water. Dale showered for work, I didn’t really think there would be an issue as he has used his shower all week and I was correct, no leaking water. Viv came home from work and I had her shower in her own shower. I went in with a paper towel and checked all the seams while she was in there. I had her take the handle down (as she usually does not) and spray the walls and door and there was a small gap at the bottom of the door that lets out water. Not in the quantities that were there when the family was over just a little bit. I checked her floor an hour or so later, still no water. I then used my own shower and went through the same thing. There was no water on the floor, there was no sign of any water. All was dry.
So at this point my thinking
is was there was just a lot more water sprayed on the door and therefore leaking while we had house guests.
Until this morning twelve hours after my shower and I get a text message from Viv that says, by the way my bath mat was soaked this morning. I went down there and sure enough, the same sopping wet that was present before. The towel she put down also wet and water coming up from between the just laid floor.
Now I’m thinking the drain under the stall is loose. That the coupling shifted during all the extra activity during the holiday. I am not sure however and am putting all this down here in part to have my sister show Brock.
What I do know is it was fine, it is no longer. The water is only in front of the shower stall and not the sink and/or washer. I fear I have to rip the whole thing out.