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Old 06-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Red face JC With Problems, Same Problems Goin Home

Well, it has been a long 3 weeks, and went to JC to get what I thought would be minor fixes, but several of the items to be fixed, are still bad. I thought going to the factory would get the items done right, you would think, right?

Have a 23fb and the shower threshold was not manufactured right - one side was 7" from the floor, the other side 7.5" from the floor, and the shower leaked. So, they fixed the crappy carpentry work and the shower still leaks. Couldn't check the shower before I left, since the caulking needed to cure. So here I am leaky shower and on the way back home.

There were several items on the hit list, and had to go over every item to make sure that it was done right, and several had to be done over. You would think that with the economy the way it is, and the job situation as it is, they would be concerned with quality. What ever happened to having pride in your workmanship? Instead it has been replaced with slap it together and get it out the door.

As some of you know, I had a 2008 23FB that my husband had an accident in and totaled it (it was only 2 months old). So, six months later here I am, with an exact replacement, and the workmanship of this unit leaves much to be desired. So, now I need to figure out why the threshold is leaking, not just dripping, lots of water.

But the rest of the trip has been a success, which was also a working trip. Thanks for letting me vent, and if you have any suggestions about why my threshold, it would be appreciated.

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Old 06-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Is there any way to put a rubber trim strip below the door to help it seal better? I used to work where we sold the SOB's and many of the shower pans were left for the dealers to repair.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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The bottom of the door is about an inch from the base of the shower. The threshold has a piece of "L" shaped plastic that is screwed with 2 screws in to the shower threshold. They have "gooped" silicone under and around the metal threshold and the plastic piece is the same length as the threshold. The metal threshold piece is butted by the metal frame pieces to the door.

I think I am going to have to take the threshold out and redo it by scraping off the silicone and redoing it completely. I suppose I could put some sort of trim piece, but I don't think that would make any difference.

Anybody else have a shower with this problem?
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For the quality issue...Many places have laid off workers, and the ones that are left are more overworked than ever, two people trying to do the work of 6. Not that it's good, or right, just the way it currently is.
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