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new tub (by myob [GA]) May 14, 2022 7:49 AM
       new tub (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2022 8:17 AM
       new tub (by Robert J [CA]) May 14, 2022 10:42 AM
       new tub (by don [PA]) May 14, 2022 1:44 PM
       new tub (by 6x6 [TN]) May 14, 2022 4:33 PM
       new tub (by myob [GA]) May 14, 2022 5:25 PM
       new tub (by don [PA]) May 16, 2022 3:08 AM
       new tub (by don [PA]) May 16, 2022 3:09 AM
       new tub (by myob [GA]) May 16, 2022 6:27 AM

new tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 7:49 AM

We've been upgrading some bathrooms in a few rentals. SFH's.

Never realized this would be an issue with bath tubs but let me mention this since I haven't seen it mentioned here. Robert CA already knows this but it's new to us. I blame him for not warning us!!!!

Stay away from OFF the shelf fiberglass tubs. Use the cast iron. Here's why. When a handicap chair is put in the tub the pre fiberglass frame under the tub can't support the leg of a chair from a heavy person. We've now had 2 tubs that were less the 2yrs old crack. Both times we noticed those chairs around. AND yes the tubs were installed per the directions with foam and plenty of support.

Here's the real kicker. The manufacture for reimbursement. Well it takes 5 weeks for that appointment-- my tenant isn't going to a hotel for 5 weeks or going without a bath so i go over and repair as best i could and of course tell them no more chairs. Get it all serviceable and here comes the inspector 5 weeks after the fact.-- his words-- Oh! we're having many problems with these tubs cracking. Oh! you put a repair on it before I could look so no warranty can be used.....

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! The repairs are still good so for now there staying but what crapola is this? -- 5 weeks to send a warranty guy-- and no temporary repair or permanent repair allowed or it voids the warrenty.

new tub (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 8:17 AM

That stinks! You were really over a barrel & had to do something!

It just shows how warranties are only valuable to use the paper they are written on to clean up dog poop.

I like enamel coated steel for shower pans & tubs.

Not always available store - need to special order and of course - plan ahead & check for damage when it arrives (previous cab's post)

Be careful about telling them they can't use a tub chair. It is (may be) an accommodation for a disability. Besides, it's kind of like telling a cat not to meow. It's what they do. Won't stop just because you say so.

new tub (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 10:42 AM

I am sorry myob [GA] that I didn't even go twice negative on a tub replacement pro's and con's. I already known for looking at things on the negative side. For my professional opinion on "most" product warranty's", they do not work and aren't worth while in RENTALS! Why? Because "Housing" requirement only allow a "reasonable" time for repairs and manufactures are like insurance companies, they stretch out the process so that the claimant will forget about their claim due to old age.

I've also seen owners replace bathtubs in second story bathroom with heave cast iron tubs without replacing damaged floor joist so the new tubs can possibly fall thru the floor killing anyone below.

new tub (by don [PA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 1:44 PM

Sue them anyway under "Implied warranty of Merchantability" in small claims court.

new tub (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 4:33 PM

Probably why they stretch the time out.

Thank you for the warning.

new tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 5:25 PM

don PA i gotta let the time value of my time rule. Tub was 340.00. would have to sue there agent who is in Savanah GA about 6 hrs from me.

Its more cost effective to bad mouth their product to others who may use them.

new tub (by don [PA]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 3:08 AM

MYOB---You would have to serve notice on their agent in Savannah, but why couldn't you sue them in your local Small Claims court? If they regularly sell their product in your jurisdiction then your local court should have "long arm" jurisdiction over them.

new tub (by don [PA]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 3:09 AM

Also, you would not sue for $340, you would sue for that amount, plus labor cost to install and remove and dispose of.

new tub (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 6:27 AM

don PA thanks. If i could do labor I might have moved forward. The warranty is clear-- parts only covered. I see the same thing for compressors and condensing units -- the manufacturer only covers the part not the tech.

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