I just moved into a house that had been remodeled, and within the first two times I used the shower, I discovered a leak in the shower head! It leaked at the elbow inside the wall.
I took some of the gypsum lath/plaster drywall out, and put a fan on it. It seems to have dried out quite a bit. I'm going to replace the lath-plaster on the little stub wall with sheetrock drywall when i'm done with the plumbing repair. there is tile on the shower side of the wall,seems to be backed by the gypsum lath that used to back the plaster. Can't tell whats between the lath and the tire though. It did get some of the water on it as well, but since the walls opened up, will it dry out? Should I be concerned about the water trapped between the lower horizontal stud and the trim wood piece around the window? I'm really debating eliminated that window all together and making it a solid wall, but I've never done tile work. What do you estimate the labor might cost to put the tile on the wall, assuming I put all the backer boards, vapor barriers, etc up myself?