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The shower may be leaking from: 1) A failure of the drain and associated piping itself (e.g., corrosion of the cast iron floor drain), 2) A failure of the shower pan, which is an ostensibly waterproof liner (may be metal or synthetic polymer) embedded in the tile floor (or comprising the plastic floor) which is mechanically connected to the drain; or 3) Leakage of water in the shower's surrounding area (walls, non-pan floor area, etc.) which is accumulating and dripping near the drain.

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Q: What causes a drain in the shower to leak?
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The shower diverter is loose or broken inside and needs to be changed.

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Is the shower drain has a ubend or straight pipe?

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What should you do if your shower gurgles when the toilet is flushed and the toilet doesn't always work and you also get a drain pipe leak in your basement when too much water is used at the same time?

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Does homeowners cover a leak in your shower pan?

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