Fastest drying situation for shower repair?

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Old 06-01-16, 05:52 PM
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Fastest drying situation for shower repair?

Hey guys, we got a tenant's standup shower to repair, the floor. We will need to rip out and replace the tiles due to leaks in the apartment below. Problem is the drying time so the tenants can use their shower, how can the new tiles dry in the fastest time so the tenants can use their shower please? Would this be possible in a 12 hour period?
 
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Old 06-01-16, 06:00 PM
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Are you replacing a manufactured shower pan, or are you laying in a packed pre sloped pan with liner? The walls can be considered finished overnight, but you still have to grout it which takes another overnight wait, so it isn't as quick as you wish.
 
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Old 06-01-16, 06:15 PM
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Send some pictures, I suspect it is something other than the drain and may be as simple as caulking.
 
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I don't know the specifics of it, a friend is helping me with it. He said the water is leaking through the floor tiles and there is a crack in the pan underneath it. He also said that when they built that show was very long ago can today we cannot get a pan of that same size. So what he wants to do is rip up the floor tiles and spread soem sort of rubber sheet on the pan then tile on top of the sheet.
 
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Or nothing we can possibly try from under the pan?
 
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Also what I am not getting here is the water has to be seeping through the tiles to get into the pan in the first place so why wouldn't regrouting the tile not work to prevent the water from seeping through?
 
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Grout is not waterproof nor are natural stone tiles.
 
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So nothing else we can apply on the tile which will make it waterproof?
 
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No, the problem is under the tile and that's where the fix has to occur.
 
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If there was no preslope, pvc liner and final slope packed in for the tile to rest on, and if that liner wasn't integrated into the drain unit, then water will find its way through it all and leak below. Pictures.
 
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Test the drain by stopping it, pouring an inch of water into the shower and check for leaks. Pull the water from another source in case the supply is what is leaking. Eliminate things one at a time to find out what is leaking.
 
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cant you rip it out and install a fiberglass base?
 
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Old 06-03-16, 06:54 AM
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We can do whatever repair is neeed but again the issue as mentioned is to get this done "and dried" in a 24 hour period so the tenants can use the shower.
 
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If you have to redo the pan I would guess a minimum of 3 days.
 
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what would take as much 3 days to dry before it can be used?
 
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Old 06-03-16, 12:36 PM
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Depends on what kind of pan you are using. A day for pan, day for tile, day for grout
 
 

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