Originally Posted By: psabados
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Same 3 month old house with window problem. Owner states that when her young teenage son takes a shower water ends up on the bathroom floor and is soaking the bedroom carpeting four feet away.
Its a nice looking shower, with glass doors. Frame is well sealed at base and walls. Looked all over for some sort of weep hole or bad seal point couldn't find one. Ran the shower, move the shower head all over the place, just couldn't find a leak
I looked at the walls, the bedroom wall behind the control valve. No water leakage signs. Except a small stain on the wood baseboard next to the shower. Owner said she kept telling her son to pay attention and close the dam door. Still water on the floor. After about 5 minutes of running the shower, water started dripping from behind the ceramic tile bullnose end caps outside of the stall.
Two minutes after seeing the water drip a put down a piece of TP to see how far it spread. 4" away from the wall and almost to the doorway 24 inches away.
I think that the leak is occurring at either the shower head connections in the wall or at the control valve, and exiting through the drywall. No visible damage yet at first floor walls or ceiling.
I don't normally run a shower that long during an inspection, but I just might after seeing this.