Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Squeaky tub problem

OK, I love the new tile surround, but I absolutely hate the squeaky-squeaky of the tub floor. As I re-read the installation instructions from Sterling, it specifically says to install it in a wet concrete base and let it cure.

Well, for us there is no concrete base. Our plumber must have forgotten that part.

Here's what we have to deal with:



We plan on fixing it with a hole saw, a can of Great Stuff, a long plastic tube and a stick.

Oh yes, there will be pictures.

I'm sharing this with the Hooked On Houses crew. They've always got fun stuff going on. Make sure you check the main page of RehabOrDie to see "The Solution" and "Part II" to this problem.

3 comments:

John said...

that sucks - the quickdry self leveling cement is key. Have you drywalled on the side of that wall? If not - or even if you have, might be worth removing the drywall and pour in some of the self-leveling cement (around 80-100lbs worth) and let if find its way. Make sure there is small wall (of flat 2x4s or something) to hold it in - and that you sprayfoam any drain holes to prevent the stuff seaping into floors.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That would get really old, really fast! Wow.

You're getting really fancy on us with the videos now. Love it!

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