Rotted Wood Section Under Bathtub, What To Do? - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Question

Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?


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?

Attached Thumbnails
Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?-2013-02-14-12.19.44.jpg   Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?-2013-02-14-12.19.48.jpg   Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?-2013-02-14-12.19.38.jpg   Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?-2013-02-14-12.06.14.jpg  

Advertisement

spaita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,747
Rewards Points: 610
Default

Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?


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.

Advertisement

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,287
Rewards Points: 3,214
Default

Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?


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.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Smile

Rotted wood section under bathtub, what to do?


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
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!
spaita is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to spaita For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (02-16-2013)
Reply

Tags
bathtub , remodel , rotting , wood


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rotted wood under siding: Repair Help? (See Pictures) LevTownMike Remodeling 3 06-25-2012 06:03 PM
Wood basement wall below grade - what to do? Jer739 Building & Construction 1 10-04-2011 11:03 PM
How do replace rotted wood in window frame? Sherm Windows and Doors 7 07-13-2011 02:50 PM
easiest/proper way to repair rotted pine roof wood noquacks Roofing/Siding 5 05-16-2011 10:35 PM
Wood furniture care/ Cleaning (I ?!#?!? up) bli182nk General DIY Discussions 0 05-22-2010 02:31 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts