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        I was wondering how do you water proof your shower with plaster walls and a window!! My house was built in 1920s and the downstairs shower in bubbling under the paint and the wood around the window is rotten! I noticed Nicole had a window in one of her showers and she left it in!!
         
        Posts: 1 | Location: Syracuse NY | Registered: Feb 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Can you post a picture?
        What type siding do you have?
        Reason I ask is the best thing you could do is get rid of the window.
        Short of that replacing with a vinyl window, using PVC trim, and caulking behind it.
        There never should have been plaster in a wet area.


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        Posts: 18046 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        There never should have been plaster in a wet area.


        Well, that's how walls were built in 1920. Actually there probably wasn't a shower there when built.

        Caulking is not going to waterproof the window. You need to remove the casing and install a product like Kerdi or apply one of the liquid waterproofings. You have to go right to the waterproof window, preferably a little past it.

        Window in a shower are never a good plan. Do as Joe said if possible.

        I like Nicole and she's from this area. But sometimes I can see she's doing things way wrong. You're not trying to learn from DIY or HGTV are you? I mean these are shows that last 22 minutes. They're entertainment to a degree.

        Having said that, there are several 'real' contractors and seem to do a very good job and service educating the viewers.

        Jaz


        Tile 4 You llc - Troy, MI
        Kerdi shower specialist - Ditra installs - Product-Method suitability consultation. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did once...........but I was wrong!
         
        Posts: 49 | Registered: Apr 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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