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Thread: VINYL LEAK NEAR STAIR FLANGE

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    VINYL LEAK NEAR STAIR FLANGE

    I have a leak in a vinyl liner in a very difficult place. Under my stairs.. below the bottom flange, the liner has pulled or torn loose. It has exposed a patch of the underlying bottom stair wall about 1/2 in x 2 in. A couple of old screw holes are visible. It is leaking. Is there a way to fix? It is about 5 years old and in otherwise ok condition.

    Thanks for any help/advice you can give.

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    Re: VINYL LEAK NEAR STAIR FLANGE

    Welcome to TFP!!

    You can try a patch. What you want to do is unscrew the faceplate in the affected area. Patch the holes below the faceplate but leave enough unglued patch to slide under the faceplate. Reinstall the screws, with the extra patch material between the faceplate and gasket, and you should be good to go.

    If you have questions about what what I suggested - ask and I'll go into more detail.
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    Re: VINYL LEAK NEAR STAIR FLANGE

    Can you elaborate on loosening the face plate? I know what that means but am nervous about doing it. Might something movve out of place that I don't want?.. like some more of the vinyl adjacent to the "hole"?

    Thanks for the reply...

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    Re: VINYL LEAK NEAR STAIR FLANGE

    ..also.. will vinyl patch stick to stair wall? (fiberglass, I assume)

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