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auntiepaula
03-27-2012, 01:51 PM
Okay, don't laugh too hard. One of my tenants is so big and fat that she broke the bathtub. First, there was a little crack on the bathtub floor. Today, she called me and said that the crack is huge and water is flowing into the basement when she takes a shower.

I much rather repair the fiberglass tub than replace it. Does anyone sell a half decent fiberglass repair kit? I was thinking maybe West Marine or someplace like that. What do you think?


airbrush
03-27-2012, 01:54 PM
First of all it should have been installed on a bed of mortar/plaster. That's why it gave way. Hard to repair without getting to the underside.

tommyr904
03-27-2012, 04:27 PM
^^^^^^^

what he said,if it broke once it's gonna break again


davedowneast
03-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Eviction might be cost effective in the long run! What's next? ;?

It's possible that a tub repair company can inject something like spray foam (the heavy almost no rise stuff) and then repair the fiberglass.

mikeloew
03-27-2012, 05:04 PM
Ya my neighbor repairs tubs and showers, When he gets done with it it is much stronger than it was from the factory. He is always cheaper than replacement, so it is worth while to get a pro to give you a price.

Eyeball
03-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Wow, if airlines can charge more $$$ for chunky passengers, can landlords charge more for chunky tenants? There is obviously abnormal damage from it.

Mist-Rest
03-27-2012, 07:27 PM
I feel bad for the floor.

Them tub repair guys can work wonders I've been told. You said basement so I'm guessing a repair might be able to be done from below.
I'd also foam the bottom from below as it's too late for a mortar bed unless you can pack it in from the ends and repair the sub floor when finished.

A "No Fat Chicks" sign might be needed over the front door.

Ghetto Lobster
03-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Make her take outdoor showers from here on. Yeah, I see your in Buzzards Bay. That oughtta solve the problem.

DoubleO7
03-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Fill in the gap between tub and floor from below. Either with hard setting foam or grout that you can push in thru a hole via a chaulking gun.
Once there is no longer any give to the tub floor, grind out the crack and fill it with JB Weld.
Then find a truck bed spray in liner guy like LineX or Rhino that has an "done on site rig".
Have him spray the entire floor of the tub with the grippy "even when wet formula" stuff.

auntiepaula
03-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Make her take outdoor showers from here on. Yeah, I see your in Buzzards Bay. That oughtta solve the problem.

I would make her take outdoor showers but I'm worried that there would be too many 911 calls about a beached whale :rofl:

Ghetto Lobster
03-28-2012, 04:02 PM
I would make her take outdoor showers but I'm worried that there would be too many 911 calls about a beached whale :rofl:

thats too funny :rofl:

jobowker
03-28-2012, 04:06 PM
First of all it should have been installed on a bed of mortar/plaster. That's why it gave way. Hard to repair without getting to the underside.

That's the first thing I was thinking of - improper bedding. Of course, there's always the chance that she cracked the bedding material.......



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