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Topic # 198996 31-Jul-2016 01:12
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I've just ripped a massive hole in my little toe from catching my foot in walking past this, and many times have just about broken my toe catching it. 

 

I am trying to find a relatively elegant but easy to implement way of "softening" that corner. 

 

 

 

Any advice? I could use Silicia I guess, though I have no experience. 


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  Reply # 1601498 31-Jul-2016 03:43
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That tiling looks like it was done by a builder or something. Horrible gaps etc.

 

I would be more worried about what shoddy work was done underneith it than just softening the corner off.





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  Reply # 1601542 31-Jul-2016 09:34
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The clear thing looks good, I'd also get a tiler in to tidy that area up, our one did an amazing job with the finish, pop the clear thing on, sorted


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  Reply # 1601547 31-Jul-2016 09:45
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Specsavers?

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  Reply # 1601548 31-Jul-2016 09:48
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Dratsab: Specsavers?

 

Gumboots with drain holes be cheaper


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  Reply # 1601583 31-Jul-2016 11:28
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Is it the actual corner where it meets the floor, or the ledge that sits above? I have a similar shower and was forever waking my ankle on a sharp corner ledge. Ground it round with an angle grinder




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  Reply # 1601976 1-Aug-2016 00:13
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richms:

 

That tiling looks like it was done by a builder or something. Horrible gaps etc.

 

I would be more worried about what shoddy work was done underneith it than just softening the corner off.

 

 

 

 

Yeah the tiler was pretty rubbish, we got a discount from the bathroom people. It's gotten worse, not don't really want to re-tile the entire shower! 

 

I think it's the tiler issue, before he went to work on it, I was reasonably happy with what I'd seen underneath.


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  Reply # 1601977 1-Aug-2016 00:22
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Looks like your shower is raised up on a plinth, which is essentially a quick fix when the plumber either hasn't put the drain in the concrete floor,or it is a retrofit. But even then it shouldn't extend out from the edge of the glass by that much.  Oherwise you are always going to catch the edge of you foot on it. It is leaking anyway, and looks like it has had multiple attempts to seal it, by reapplying the silicon. Really the only solution is to have it redone and the shower tray lowered down, as as it is leaking there is likely rot underneath. You don't want that getting into any framing under it, if it is on a timber floor.  




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  Reply # 1601979 1-Aug-2016 00:36
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Looks like your shower is raised up on a plinth, which is essentially a quick fix when the plumber either hasn't put the drain in the concrete floor,or it is a retrofit. But even then it shouldn't extend out from the edge of the glass by that much.  Oherwise you are always going to catch the edge of you foot on it. It is leaking anyway, and looks like it has had multiple attempts to seal it, by reapplying the silicon. Really the only solution is to have it redone and the shower tray lowered down, as as it is leaking there is likely rot underneath. You don't want that getting into any framing under it, if it is on a timber floor.  

 

 

 

 

When you say redone, what do you mean? The whole shower? 

 

I think the leaking is coming from the fact there are plastic seals, which some times come off the bottom of the glass, and don't get put on straight away. That are is near the entrace to the shower.


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  Reply # 1601981 1-Aug-2016 01:24
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Looks like your shower is raised up on a plinth, which is essentially a quick fix when the plumber either hasn't put the drain in the concrete floor,or it is a retrofit. But even then it shouldn't extend out from the edge of the glass by that much.  Oherwise you are always going to catch the edge of you foot on it. It is leaking anyway, and looks like it has had multiple attempts to seal it, by reapplying the silicon. Really the only solution is to have it redone and the shower tray lowered down, as as it is leaking there is likely rot underneath. You don't want that getting into any framing under it, if it is on a timber floor.  

 

 

 

 

When you say redone, what do you mean? The whole shower? 

 

I think the leaking is coming from the fact there are plastic seals, which some times come off the bottom of the glass, and don't get put on straight away. That are is near the entrace to the shower.

 

 

 

 

Without seeing the shower as a whole, I couldn't answer those. Just looks like your grouting is constantly wet, for it to go green like that.  Is it a tiled shower tray inside the shower, or does it have a white acrylic tray inside?. It does look like there has been some remedial work done on the  bottom of the tiles with what appears to be a gray sealant, , as well as the sealing between the shower frame and the tiles.  It just looks a bit rough. The problem is that when someone sees some leaking, they just put more sealant over the top hoping it will fix the problem. But it can make it worse, as a capillary gap can develop between the surface and the silicon, drawing in more moisture. I suspect you may have a bit of this occurring.  

 

How about painting  the corner tile white or sticking something to it, so you can see it easier. Having knocked my little toes on that type of corner, I do feel your pain, and it isn't easy to see.


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