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Old 03-30-2024, 11:07 AM   #1
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Shower Pan Hole

Took camper out of storage and found about a quarter size hole in corner of shower pan - can only assume shower head did it since that was the only thing in there. I reached out to Shower Enclosures of America who is manufacturer to see if there is any patch that I can use on it. Figured I would also try on here. No access to the bottom side of it without total disassembly and it is void underneath.. I was thinking fiberglass repair kit but not sure if that would work. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-30-2024, 09:22 PM   #2
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Maybe spray some closed cell spray foam through the hole to add structure under that corner. Then cut a piece of eternabond tape to cover the hole, I would imagine it will only continue to crack when the area is stepped on. And will eventually need replaced.
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Old 03-30-2024, 10:18 PM   #3
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First thing. Is it fiberglass or plastic? If it is plastic, it could be welded, but would not look perfect.
If fiberglass, then it can be fixed. We have a fiberglass shower in our house that cracked. I hired a guy to come in and he cleaned it three or four times with chemicals, than placed thick fiberglass mat on the bottom. He mixed up the resin and colored it to match the shower. You can not tell he did it, and put just enough resin in to give the floor a texture. That was several years ago, and have had no issues since.
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I would agree, fill void with foam then fiberglass patch.
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Maybe hire Kevin's guy to fix it if he can take the last train......
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Old 03-31-2024, 09:04 AM   #6
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I would be interested to see if they tell you vinyl or fiberglass. The main thing is to find some way to get some support under it or the patch will not hold anyhow.

Mine cracked last year right around the drain. I found that there was dense foam under the base, except where the drain went thru. I patched it by building up support underneath with more dense foam, then putting layer of epoxy on bottom and top. It's not pretty but it has held up well. (I can get to the underside of mine to verify that it has not leaked)

Not sure if I will replace the pan but if I can, I may pursue it.
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I would be interested to see if they tell you vinyl or fiberglass. The main thing is to find some way to get some support under it or the patch will not hold anyhow.

Mine cracked last year right around the drain. I found that there was dense foam under the base, except where the drain went thru. I patched it by building up support underneath with more dense foam, then putting layer of epoxy on bottom and top. It's not pretty but it has held up well. (I can get to the underside of mine to verify that it has not leaked)

Not sure if I will replace the pan but if I can, I may pursue it.
Plastic or fiberglass?
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We donít provide shower pans so my advice will be limited. I know that walls and pans made of fiberglass are usually molded as one unified piece. But plastic pans and wall are produced separately and are seamed at the bottom, where the walls meet the pan. On your pictures, it appears that there is silicone where the walls and pan meet, indicating that they are separate (and therefore plastic) parts, but you may need to confirm this.
If this is the case and your pan is plastic, then I really donít have any repair options to offer. The best advice I can offer is to contact Duoform Plastics at:
800-527-4498
DUOFORMPLASTICS.COM
Since they produce plastic pans, they may have repair kits available.

If I am incorrect and your pan is indeed fiberglass, then I recommend a repair paste from Gel Coat Products:
206-781-1162
GELCOATPRODUCTS.COM



At least they answered but I am still left to figure out...plastic or fiberglass?


Best plan I have determined is use the closed cell foam under the hole. Not sure how large the void is under the pan so I am thinking of a mountain directly under the hole to just mainly support that area. Afraid if I over fill, may push the pan up since it has no place to go. Will trim off the excess foam and add patch, once I determine the material. I am going to try and stick my pinky finger thru the hole and see if it is rough on the bottom to determine plastic or fiber. Thanks for everyones advice.
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At least they answered but I am still left to figure out...plastic or fiberglass?
If it's fiberglass you would see the glass fibers around the hole.
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Plastic or fiberglass?
Mine is plastic.
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Mine is plastic.
Well, then there are three choices. Replace it, do as you did and epoxy it, or weld it.
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There are shower pan repair kits on Amazon. The one in the attachment works on different materials. It seems like it would be easier than replacing the pan.
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That was the exact one I ordered...thanks
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That was the exact one I ordered...thanks
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Thanks for the link, I patched mine up with epoxy and so far it is holding well but I am not satisfied with the color. It is water tight for several weeks of constant use. If that changes , it's a option. I may just find a epoxy paint that will match the pan color.
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