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spaita 02-14-2013 12:57 PM

Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?
 
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Hello, recently i took my old bathtub out of my house, it was in very bad shape and had been leaking, finally took it out, it had a date of 8/1978, old.

Anyways when it was finally removed, we noticed a section about 6in X 6in of rotted wood on a section of the wood on which the bathtub sits on.

it doesn't appear to be a section which supports the bathtub, however still must be fixed clearly, what is the best way to do this?

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joecaption 02-14-2013 05:39 PM

Going to have to cut out the subfloor and replace it.
Really also need to get rid of any of that old steel or cast iron plumbing.

oh'mike 02-14-2013 06:23 PM

Black pipe looks like ABS---should be fine to leave that as is---

To replace the bad wood---cut out the bad---add 2x4 blocking to support the new ply wood--then glue and screw it down---

The soft wood under the wall? Not much you can do about that---leaving it alone should not cause any future problems.

spaita 02-16-2013 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1117326)
Black pipe looks like ABS---should be fine to leave that as is---

To replace the bad wood---cut out the bad---add 2x4 blocking to support the new ply wood--then glue and screw it down---

The soft wood under the wall? Not much you can do about that---leaving it alone should not cause any future problems.

thank you both for your help, this forum is great!


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