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Shower Faucet Silicon Replacement

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Feb 26, 2016
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Vaughan

Shower Faucet Silicon Replacement

My basement shower is a 4 piece shower system - rainfall showerhead, handheld showerhead, knob, and a faucet underneath. The faucet silicon has worn off between the faucet and plate and I need to replace it. My question is, do I need to silicon the plate onto the tile as well? This was not done by the contractor. As you can see, the shower knob also has a plate and the plate has not been siliconed onto the tile. If the plate isn't siliconed to the tile, wouldn't water just pass behind the plate? or is this something I shouldn't worry about?

here's a link of the shower system. I've also posted pictures for reference as well.

https://rubi.ca/en-US/bathroom/shower-sets/RFA79K01
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Sr. Member
Nov 6, 2014
735 posts
1128 upvotes
Woodbridge, ON
I would highly suggest cleaning all the plates and sealing the edges with clear premium GE silicone. You really won't notice clear and will prevent any water getting behind it. Doesn't cost much and take little time.
[OP]
Deal Addict
Feb 26, 2016
1130 posts
269 upvotes
Vaughan
fordmaple wrote: I would highly suggest cleaning all the plates and sealing the edges with clear premium GE silicone. You really won't notice clear and will prevent any water getting behind it. Doesn't cost much and take little time.
This was my original plan but curious why the contractor never sealed the plates (for both the knob and faucet). I'm planning on sealing with this:

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/mono-s ... 1001002020
Sr. Member
Nov 6, 2014
735 posts
1128 upvotes
Woodbridge, ON
Contractors can be lazy and in a builders environment, it's piece work so there's not much in it for them and they just want to be done with it and move on. Few are thorough.

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