Bathtub Salvageable? - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Bathtub salvageable?

Long story short, we have a whirpool tub (Lyons brand) that's been sitting uncompleted and unusable for 4 years. I didn't read the instructions properly and we didn't put the mortar underneath it To try to solve the problem, we drilled through the plywood base (away from the fiberglass tub) and attempted to "pipe" the mortar underneath. This left an air bubble in the center with no mortar.
I called Lyons and they suggested drilling through the basement subfloor and filling with an expanding foam (one that would stop expansion when it reaches the tub). Is there such a thing that would also hold the weight of the water and an occupant?? DH wants it completed professionally, but we don't really have the money for that and I think with the proper info we could do it ourselves.
DIYmama37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,375
Rewards Points: 17,890

Highly unlikely that's going to work and more likely to do more damage from the foam forcing the tub up or causing high spots.
How would you even know where to shoot it working blind from down below?
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (08-13-2014)
Sponsored Links

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
Should I change my bathroom "Pinky" bathtub? ChicityChicity Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 08-03-2013 11:20 PM
Bathtub/ shower tiling buju Tiling, ceramics, marble 37 08-07-2012 07:03 PM
Bathtub Waste Exit Relocation nixplix Plumbing 1 04-29-2011 07:45 AM
Preparing to install Kerdi on bathtub surround DIY-Renovator Flooring 18 07-17-2008 10:42 AM
Help with ID'ing bathtub sound... DIY-Gal Plumbing 12 02-10-2007 05:45 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts