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Cracked bath tub

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Mattatooi, 26 Jul 2020.

  1. Mattatooi

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    So today I heard a crack as I stood in my bathtub. Looked down and it has cracked sorta on the curved part at the bottom to sides, near the end of the bath, away from taps.

    Done some googling, and seems you can repair this? I beleive it is a fibreglass or an Acryclic tub. Its one of them green ones that was all the rage back in the day lol. We want to refit this bathroom in a few years, but right now, its really not the time to be doing that.

    Photo of said crack. I can push it and it flexes slightly on each side.

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    Is it possible to repair, and if so, does anyone have any recommondations on what to use?

    Much appreicated. Thanks
     
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  3. Notch7

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    I bet it can be repaired, sounds like a bath out job to get to it though.

    Maybe fitting a new budget bath might be an easier option.
     
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    I have access underneath it. its on the side where the side panel is.
     
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    New bath, sudden failure of repair could result in a flood.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with Foxhole, if it's cracked already it's obviously getting brittle/to the end of its life but you takes your chances in life. I'd get a fibreglass kit and try that. Get one from Halfrauds or off amazon or ebay, pretty easy to use.
     
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    And maybe don't stand on that bit anymore. Or anywhere in the bath. Or even sit in it. Or even fill it with water. :LOL:
     
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    New bath time, anything else is a disaster waiting to happen.

    Andy
     
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    Hmm, thats what I feared. A bath swapout wont be easy. The gap is 1655 tile to tile, and the bath looks like its probably 1675 withh tiles sitting on the top lip. Means tiles gonna hvae to come out... starting a whole can of worms.. May have forced my hand for a full bathroom refurb. ugh
     
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    Doesn't look green :unsure: hasn't been painted by one of those "specialist" coatings @ some time has it ?
     
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    I went with a steel bath when we redid ours. much better than the Acrylic/ Fibregass jobs imho.
     
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    I thought that until I bought a Carronite bath
     
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    Is your house Barratt build by any chance ? I had the same problem a few years ago. I thought that the old bath was a non-standard length when I measured it, but they'd actually fitted a standard size bath with the end partly into the stud wall of the bathroom and the wall then tiled down to the lip. Every house in my area is the same ! I had no choice but to do the same with the replacement bath. I did have to re-tile around the bath area, but the old tiles were tired anyway - What I have now is modern and looks much better.
     
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    Our Kaldewei will see us out, was going to rip it all out and fit a walk in in shower but really it's a lot work for no real benefit.

    Just seen the price of our bath, they've gone up a fair bit in 14 years!.
     
  17. i refuse to fit them now unless they are trojan cast reinforced. it’s unreal how thin some of them are
     
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