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I did an intrusive inspection of a leaking shower stall today. The unit is located on the 16th floor of a high rise building.

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As you can see, there are no curb walls and there is minimal pitch.

Let's look a bit deeper.

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So here we have the heart of the problem.

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I think the plumber was smoking something very strong.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but besides the fact that the drain is about 2" higher than the sides, the wrong type of drain was used. There are no weep holes. The cone in the middle simply created a "sink". The water is overflowing the sides of the pan , runniing beneath it and into the apartments below.

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That's a beauty. Don'tcha love it when they let you tear stuff apart? There's nothing better than smashing up some POS install.

I've been seeing a few of these every year for the last 4-5 years; seems the folks doing tile have never heard of pan liners double flanged floor drains. When I see a "newer" mortar bed pan nowadays, I always look down the drain to see if there is the secondary weep collar.

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