Old Tub With No Lip Around The Edge - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 09-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
Lord of Slums
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Detroit Mi
Posts: 1,451
Rewards Points: 1,974
Default

old tub with no lip around the edge


I am repairing a long term water leak no body told me about. The tub is probably from 1920, and has no lip around the edge. I do not want to bring the fiberglass enclosure down to the tub and caulk because water will get in. Do i need to tear out the tub?
mj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-27-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
Member
 
griz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: California
Posts: 286
Rewards Points: 572
Default


Yes, tear it out.
griz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-27-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 6,023
Rewards Points: 748
Default


Replacing the tub might be in order, but I think we need more info and perhaps some pics to confirm. I'd wanna make sure there's no simply fix before ripping out a tub that is 90 years old. You're liable to get into a lot more work than planned.

Jaz
__________________
TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting.

MARBLE from ITALY & GREECE -PERLATO-PERLATINO-BOTTICINO-THASSOS-SIVEC-VOLAKAS-CALACATTA- NAXOS-Slabs-Tiles-Custom containers shipped to you - [email protected]
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-04-2015, 12:23 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,987
Rewards Points: 2,458
Default


If the sheathing on the wall is not touching the tub, there's no reason to replace the tub thinking the flange is absolute.
If replacing the sheathing, use cement/composite board and stay 1/4" off the tub. Make sure the tub is clean. Tape off and fill 1/4" with OSI quad. You will need ventilation for about 1/2 a day for the smell from this caulk. Tape off at least 3" on wall and tub so you can really press the caulk in without having to worry about the squeeze out. You may have to pre-install blocking, tape, can foam-whatever, so the caulk doesn't just fall through. There are other caulks, but OSI is one I used and observed for adhesion. You want to smear/press the caulk on the surfaces so that it has adhesion.
carpdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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
Roof drip edge after re-siding job MI-Roger Roofing/Siding 9 02-05-2016 05:58 PM
Drip Edge on the Rake mjb_2 Roofing/Siding 13 02-15-2015 02:41 AM
Securing fascia under the drip edge? miamicuse Roofing/Siding 6 07-23-2014 10:33 PM
Ice and Water Shield under drip edge? sutterml Roofing/Siding 10 07-11-2011 05:04 AM
roof drip edge billygale Roofing/Siding 9 10-24-2010 02:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts