Asked on Jan 27, 2012
Could my shower need a new pan?
The pipe under the house leading from the shower is covered with soap that is as hard as concrete. There are signs under the house that the subfloor has water circles around the pipe area. The plumber says I don't need a new pan just grouting on the tile in areas near the bottom of the shower. He told me to get in touch with a tile man who tells me that I do need a new pan and he would have to take out some tile in order to install the new vinyl pan. The house is 48 years old and the metal pan is as old as the house. Is the plumber right or the tile man? I am getting a 2nd opinion but it is with another tile man. Do the tile men just want to make money on a big job? I don't know which way to turn -- can someone help me?