Tub Install - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
Newbie
 
fbull66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


Had a tub installed buy a contractor he did not pull a permit or use a Plummer ...my question is the tub is creaking and making noises ...what is suppose to be under the tub mortor ? Plaster? I have called the town inspector and he found other problems but the tub wasn't really making a lot of noise so I didn't say anything ...it's been 3 weeks and it's a lot worse...so I'm calling him but need to know what I should ask him to look for ....thanks

Advertisement

fbull66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,781
Rewards Points: 678
Default

Tub install


No good way to know without knowing the material, brand and model # of the tub.
Some come with built in supports, some need morter under them, a few new ones come with what looks like a hard foam shipping block under them that stays attached to support it. Still other's needed to be supported on the back and sides with 2 X 4's.

I'll make a guess, when he shows up he will suggest just using expanding foam under it. Let us know if that's what he says.

Advertisement

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
jaydevries (08-16-2012)
Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #3
Member
 
Davejss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Massachusetts
Posts: 410
Rewards Points: 374
Default

Tub install


Back in the day we used to mix up five gallons of plaster and dump a big blob and place the tub on it. Lately I've been using expanding foam. It seems to work fine. No complaints yet.
Davejss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
Newbie
 
fbull66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


Well I can go to home depot and get the info off the box ...and call them and find out if there was some crap stuck to the bottom...but does it sound like there's nothing there ... Cause of the noises?
fbull66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
Newbie
 
fbull66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


Spray foam will do it ? It seems like it falls part if you play with it ..
fbull66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Tub install


Spray foam will probably help, however, be sure you use the foam for windows and doors!!! If you try to use the high-expanding gap-filling foam, you could cause all kinds of unwanted problems!

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
Newbie
 
fbull66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


Problem is the bathroom is finished...
fbull66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Tub install


I don't really know what the inspector is going to do for you.....

It is the homeowner's responsibility to make sure that the people doing the work are licensed and bonded...If someone tells you that you don't need a permit, or if their estimate doesn't include fees for a permit, call your building department office and ASK.


That said if your area requires a permit for this job, the inspector isn't really going to look at the base of the tub from my personal experience. He's going to make sure that it's secured properly, and he's going to make sure that it's full of water and not leaking.

Who bought the tub? Did he read the directions?

I'd just call him and tell him that you're not happy with the job he did, and the tub floor is moving. It sounds to me like it needs more support otherwise over time it could end up cracking.

If you bought the tub, though, i'm betting that he's going to tell you that he didn't buy the piece of junk.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
Newbie
 
fbull66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


Hes a contractor ...and installed it ..so I'm basically screwed...he's allready screamed and yelled at me cause I've told him and his oxen to be careful that they scratched the **** out of my new floor they put in ...so he won't listen ..Just great... ..
fbull66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #10
Plumber/Contractor
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,270
Rewards Points: 2,616
Default

Tub install


Quote:
Originally Posted by fbull66 View Post
Hes a contractor ...and installed it ..so I'm basically screwed...he's allready screamed and yelled at me cause I've told him and his oxen to be careful that they scratched the **** out of my new floor they put in ...so he won't listen ..Just great... ..
I hate these kind of contractors. They take work from me and give contractors a bad name in the process. I wonder if your license board knows of him?
Probably best to distance yourself from him and cut your loses.
Get us some info on the tub. We'll walk you through this.
Some where on this forum is a lengthy discussion about this very issue.
Perhaps a thread search will help.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tub install


So glad I found this thread. I'm posting here for the same reason. I remodeled my bathroom a year ago and the plumber installed my Kohler acrylic tub without, apparently, mortaring or including the foam pad that came with it.

I noticed the creaking on my first use, but by then removing and reinstalling wasn't an option (the tub went in first and all the tilework, flooring, doors, etc., was built around it).

He came back six times, opened a hole under the tub from my garage below and put in can after can of expanding foam. It would work for a day or two, then break down. So here I am a year later and the creaking is worse than ever.

Short of having to rip out the tub, what are my repair options? Most of the answers I've seen in other forums relate only to the original installation.
Lemonleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 4,645
Rewards Points: 2,604
Default

Tub install


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemonleen View Post
So glad I found this thread. I'm posting here for the same reason. I remodeled my bathroom a year ago and the plumber installed my Kohler acrylic tub without, apparently, mortaring or including the foam pad that came with it.

I noticed the creaking on my first use, but by then removing and reinstalling wasn't an option (the tub went in first and all the tilework, flooring, doors, etc., was built around it).

He came back six times, opened a hole under the tub from my garage below and put in can after can of expanding foam. It would work for a day or two, then break down. So here I am a year later and the creaking is worse than ever.

Short of having to rip out the tub, what are my repair options? Most of the answers I've seen in other forums relate only to the original installation.
sorry to hear of your problem...if the installer came back 6 times with no good out come...safe to say ...he dosen't know what he is doing or the install was just that bad.....you could try the threat approch...ask for some of your money back to leave him off the hook to have tub reinstalled.....or you will have it installed and photo it as it is removed and installed and you will see him in court.......ben sr

Advertisement

ben's plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Oak stair tread and riser install tips MTWI Carpentry 6 05-04-2012 06:46 PM
How To Install a Chimney Liner Rockford How To Guides 0 01-24-2012 11:00 AM
Aprilaire 560 Install Questions MisterTFM HVAC 4 12-15-2011 01:35 PM
When to install tile flooring? MT Stringer Remodeling 4 10-28-2008 09:49 PM
Fiberock install STUPID Flooring 5 10-16-2007 07:29 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts