DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   General DIY Discussions (http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/)
-   -   Fractures in the bath tub (http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/fractures-bath-tub-7388/)

HAASEMAN2003 03-27-2007 07:30 AM

Fractures in the bath tub
 
Hi all

My wife had me look at the bath tub in the main bath room and there is some fractures along 1 side. I worked in a boat factory years ago and these type a fractures could be ground out and redone with new I think it was called free coat. Is this possible on a tub? This is a one piece tub so I donít want to tare it out if I can help it.

handy man88 03-27-2007 09:13 AM

A boat has structure though, a bathtub generally doesn't. A steel bathtub generally relies on the strength of the tub itself to contain water. If there's a fracture, the only way you can repair it is by welding it, and you have no access to the underside. A full 50 gallon tub could be holding 400 lbs of water not including the person. It's risky to do anything with this tub.

HAASEMAN2003 03-27-2007 09:32 AM

Sorry hand man88 I should of said that it is fiberglass.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved