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Old 12-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hi,
wanted to get your ideas for a temporary 6mth solution. The picture is from the back of my bathtub, i believe it's the tub overflow faceplate. you can see evidence where the gasket(?) or seal seems to be compromised and as a result water is leaking down the tub, and dropping on my living room ceiling below.

I was thinking that for now (finances are tight and i am not that handy a person) that if i put a bead of silicone caulk from the tubside onto the the circumference of the gasket, that will solve the problem? i don't want to do this if it will cause worse problems down the road.

Any other suggestions to give me a 6 month fix? thanks in advance.
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IF that's actually the source of your leak, then simply replace the gasket.

And what are you planning to do 6 months down the road? A gut remodel?

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IF that's actually the source of your leak, then simply replace the gasket.

And what are you planning to do 6 months down the road? A gut remodel?
yes, possible remodel in 6-8 months. how hard to change the gasket, do i have to undo any plumbing, or do i just remove the screws, get the gasket off and put the screws back?
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There's suppose to be a gasket under the cover on the other side inside the tub.
Sure the two screws are not just loose?
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There's suppose to be a gasket under the cover on the other side inside the tub.
Sure the two screws are not just loose?
i just checked home depot and saw that there is a gasket for the inside of the tub, faceplate. mine doesnt have it. i'll get one and see if that fixes the problem.

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I had a similar issue, Here is my thread from about a year ago:

Bathtub overflow plate. Is this a problem?
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I had a similar issue, Here is my thread from about a year ago:

Bathtub overflow plate. Is this a problem?
very helpful, thanks very much!

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