Friday, January 30, 2009

Squeaky tub solution: part two.

I checked the underside of the tub this morning, and the foam has solidified. I was a little concerned about this, as the foam came out of the tube last night was oddly very liquidish. I think forcing it through the tube changed the composition and the normal immediate exposure to air. I think it took a bit longer than normal to solidify, and I don't think it rose as much as I would normally expect it to.

But the real test is the squish test.

Looks like I'll be doing a part three through the drywall in the hallway. At least this time I don't think I'll need the long tube apparatus. It only seems to squeak towards the drain and I'm guessing I just didn't give the foam enough time to build up under that area. I said before, it came out very very slowly and I was working blind.

But it's a good start, and much much better than it was before.

Off to Home Depot!!!!


John said...

I have to say, it turned out better than I thought it would - Im mot sure how good that foam stuff will be over time though. You might also want to a test with 2-people standing on it (since communal showering is likely to happen!).

Anonymous said...

Hey John!

Our plumber tells us it really firms it up.

It seems to be working well thus far. So long as the foam doesn't get any sun (not bloody likely!), it ought to remain rather rigid. If this is anything like a closed cell polyurethane foam, it'll be pretty darned tough, like the rest of the insides of our walls.

In any case, it was the only practical solution and it seems to work OK.


Jenny said...

The video is hilarious. I love the satisfied chuckle that's so quickly abbreviated by the squeak. And then "dammit."

So, my husband and I didn't start out with a really old house that needed a total gut (he's apprehensive), but we did get a house that's old enough to justify some remodeling. So I get to practice a little bit. And maybe someday my husband will let me buy a big bad old rehab. And help me.