Rust on my new bathtub
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Rust on my new bathtub (by Mary Wong [CA]) Apr 21, 2019 1:39 AM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by Steve [MA]) Apr 21, 2019 4:25 AM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by Jim In O C [CA]) Apr 21, 2019 4:28 AM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 21, 2019 5:59 AM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by Tony [NJ]) Apr 21, 2019 9:08 AM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by small potatoes [NY]) Apr 21, 2019 6:35 PM
       Rust on my new bathtub (by Robin [WI]) Apr 21, 2019 7:33 PM

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Rust on my new bathtub (by Mary Wong [CA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 1:39 AM
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I just had my bathroom remodeled. I noticed that the new bathtub had a small redish brown rust stain the size about 1/4 in diameter near the drain hole. I wonder if the installer or the manufacturer is responsible for this defect. I don't know if I should accept this kind of workmanship or if the product is defective. Please let me know if I should just accept it. I really don't like the situation because my old tub was more than 50 years old and there were no rust stain at all. Thank you in advance. --67.188.xxx.xxx




Rust on my new bathtub (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 4:25 AM
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No you shouldn't just accept a newly installed tub with a rust stain by the drain. Are you sure that it's actually rust in the tub material & not something else?

In order for the tub to actually rust, it must be either a steel or a cast iron tub that some how got chipped. Unless you have a really incompetent plumber, I doubt that they would have installed a new tub with chip in it. IMO someone chipped the tub either as it was being installed or while doing other work in the bathroom. It could have happened while the drain was being installed, the tile or other wall covering installed or when any of the other work was being done in the bathroom. Almost any steel tool that is dropped into a tub can chip the enamel finish. --96.237.xx.xx




Rust on my new bathtub (by Jim In O C [CA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 4:28 AM
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No , the installers either damaged it or it came that way and should have been caught and returned. If you supplied the tub you should have inspected it but the installers should have caught it. --99.23.xxx.x




Rust on my new bathtub (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 5:59 AM
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No, have it replaced, whether it came defective, or was damaged during install that should’ve been caught by the installer. If it’s a 1/4 inch diameter rust spot now and it was just installed, think what is going to look like after a couple years of use. --71.248.xxx.xxx




Rust on my new bathtub (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 9:08 AM
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Is the new tub steel or cast iron? Is it fiberglass or plastic? Answers will help all of us to help you. --73.215.xxx.xx




Rust on my new bathtub (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 6:35 PM
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any chance the water line is rusty and the drips from the spout settle in that spot? Was the old one rusty? OR do you clearly have a ding in the finish in a metal tub? --24.194.xx.xx




Rust on my new bathtub (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 7:33 PM
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I had this problem in a newly-remodeled bathroom. Turns out the tub spout extension wasn't screwed in tightly enough to the galvanized pipe behind the wall. The water was leaking out that junction, running down the pipe, and then dripping out onto the tub. Definitely worth a call to the installer. --204.210.xxx.xxx



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