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Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Jan 12, 2021 2:47 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Richard [MI]) Jan 12, 2021 2:58 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Jan 12, 2021 3:02 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Jan 12, 2021 3:22 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Jan 12, 2021 3:45 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by plenty [MO]) Jan 12, 2021 4:02 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by WMH [NC]) Jan 12, 2021 4:07 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Jan 12, 2021 4:21 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by GlennH [NC]) Jan 12, 2021 4:27 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by RR78 [VA]) Jan 12, 2021 4:42 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Jan 12, 2021 5:09 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Jan 12, 2021 8:58 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Jan 13, 2021 7:47 AM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Jan 13, 2021 7:47 AM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Jan 13, 2021 8:47 AM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 13, 2021 11:30 AM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Jan 13, 2021 12:16 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Sisco [MO]) Jan 13, 2021 1:32 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Jan 13, 2021 2:58 PM
       Seal Fiberglass Tub (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 13, 2021 3:12 PM

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Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 2:47 PM
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Dear Landlords,

I have a Fiberglass tub that is wearing down, and slow leaks onto the bathroom floor. The tub itself is rather tough shape. I cannot afford to replace it right now because my tenant is behind on rent. I bought a repair kit at Lowe's for $19.99 but it seems for a smaller area. Is there a recommended quick and easy fix for fiberglass tubs? Does anyone have any experience with bath fitters? When this tenant moves out at some point, I may do a bath fitter or replace the tub. I appreciate any input.

--70.168.x.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 2:58 PM
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Tenant not paying?

Take caulk and fill the crack. Put silver tape over it. If tenant says anything tell them that because there is no rent paid you have minimum money for repairs.

Check back often to verify leak has not gotten worse.

Every time you go, ask for the rent. --75.7.xx.xx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 3:02 PM
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A little more info would be yield better results. Is this water coming from an actual hole in the tub, an obvious crack, a leak around the drain or perhaps even tenant error while using?

If you search for repairing fiberglass boats you should find some possible solutions. It's also might be something that could be temporarily patched with some fiber tape & some of that spray sealer.

IMO it's better & less expensive to swap out the tub then to go with Bath Fitters. --71.174.xxx.xx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 3:22 PM
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Thanks Richard, that is good advice. Steve, that is the tricky part. I can see the fiberglass is "worn" in certain areas. There does not seem to be a leak around the drain ( the tub leaky spout was recently fixed with new mixer value Simmons fixtures). The tub used to have sliding doors but were removed prior to my owning the property. The prior tenants (and this particular one) did not use a double shower curtain or have the appropriate bath mats. I also think the settlement of the house and the tub is out of "alignment". I think I am going to have to swap out the tub at some point. Right now, looking for a quick fix to appease the tenant. --70.168.x.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 3:45 PM
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Wears down? You need a very bright light and check where this leak is coming from. I would check the new valve that was installed -- see if it's leaking from the stems and running back.

On my older tubs-- you can buy tub contact paper-- it even has a cut out for the drain. 17 inch by 48 in. costs about 19.00. makes a tub/bath shin & will seal hair line cracks. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:02 PM
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Myob. I goggled Tub contact paper but didn't come up with anything like you described. Any more information to share? --172.58.xx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:07 PM
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Bath Fitters is NOT a cheap fix. AND they won't install over worn fiberglass so there you go. Don't count on them! --50.82.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:21 PM
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Thanks Myob, can you provide more information on the tub contact paper? Thanks WMH also that is what I figured. --70.168.x.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by GlennH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:27 PM
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I just repaired a tub last week. It had a small crack in it, caused by not support underneath the tub. The bottom really flexed when the tenant stood on it. It developed a small crack that was only going to get bigger.

Found this on youtube. I drilled more holes in the bottom and injected Great Stuff foam. Put 2 55 bags of cement in the tub while it cured so the bottom didn't flex up.

When cured, laid a fiberglass mat on bottom, coated it with resin. When it dried, put Bondo on it then spray painted.

Looks pretty good for my first time.

w w w.youtube.com/watch?v=6viyWyjWL8E&t=662s --50.82.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:42 PM
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I think MYOB idea is a good idea. Especially since you will be replacing in near future.

Amazon and search

Bathtub Mats peel & stick --75.182.xx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 5:09 PM
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yes sure. White adhesive anti slip. Made by safe way traction on Amazon. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:58 PM
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OMG GlennH, that sounds what I really need! I am just not sure I am inclined so many of steps, etc. I think MYOB contact paper sounds the most easier for me because yes, I am going to replace the tub, along with this tenant (if they don't get caught up with rent), in the near future. Thanks again all, great advice! --74.103.xxx.xx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 7:47 AM
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With the skill level of some who post here (99%) there is no way you should attempt laying up fiberglass.

I've never seen anyone post to fix a worn out tub-- to re glaze it. Maybe a spot repair-- but really most can do the 2 part ezpoy repair for minor stuff-- not fiber glass.

I'm saying this as a mechanic helper from 1964 for 68 and a mechanic from 68 to 2021. No novice should be repairing a tub--- especially while installed. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 7:47 AM
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With the skill level of some who post here (99%) there is no way you should attempt laying up fiberglass.

I've never seen anyone post to fix a worn out tub-- to re glaze it. Maybe a spot repair-- but really most can do the 2 part ezpoy repair for minor stuff-- not fiber glass.

I'm saying this as a mechanic helper from 1964 for 68 and a mechanic from 68 to 2021. No novice should be repairing a tub--- especially while installed. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 8:47 AM
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Having done many fiberglass repairs on boats, canoes, roof deck & a few tubs, I wouldn't even think of attempting to do an actual fiberglass repair in an occupied unit especially one with a PIA tenant. IMO you'd be better off using one of the decal mentioned & a couple of liberal coats of liquid Geocel.

Glen H's spray foam suggestion is great for installing almost any type of tub. I've never done it after the fact however for almost all of our tub & shower bases whether acrylic, fiberglass, steel or even cast iron we use low expansion spray foam top help support & lock them in place. --71.174.xxx.xx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 11:30 AM
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Steve, what is the best way to get the spray foam under the tub when installing a new tub. --73.120.xx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 12:16 PM
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6x6, for steel & fiberglass units we dry fit them first to make sure that everything is good. Then we either remove or just lift it up enough to allow someone to reach under & spray the foam around after which we lower the unit into place & either put some weight in it or have someone stand in it for a few minutes. For cast iron tubs we install the tub & then spray a bit around the base to help secure it in place. If you put a layer of rosen or tar paper down first it will act as a slip sheet & help prevent the foam from sticking to the subfloor.

In the old days to provide the needed support we would set them in a bed of mortar. --71.174.xxx.xx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 1:32 PM
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Thank You Myob! Excellent information. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 2:58 PM
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Depending on the quality of the tub to floor side-- some tubs don't need anything extra and I think you'll recognize those. Others we use to use dry mortar but switched over to plaster of Paris. (It drys quick so don't dilly -- dally. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Seal Fiberglass Tub (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 3:12 PM
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Thank you Steve. --73.120.xx.xxx



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