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This is happening to one of my tubs. I discovered that the tub is sitting on a block of styrofoam, and apparently rats chewed holes in it and created unsupported areas that flex when stepped on. I'm going to have to replace the whole thing sooner or later, but I temporarily fixed it by epoxying fiberglass patches over the weakened areas.
Application of foam from the interior will not stop water from penetrating the compromised flashing seal. The water that does penetrate may very likely end up someplace you would rather not have it. That being said, it will probably be better than doing nothing, judging by your description of the leak and considering the weather that is headed your way. The ...
At some point a part of the ceiling in the kitchen fell off, revealing that there were two pipes leaking. Because that day we were in a rush, about to leave for holidays we called a plumber, who replaced the leaky joints, and now everything seems to be ok. We basically had three leaks, two constant and one only when we used the bathtub. the plasterboard ...
Plumbers putty is for specific purpose and may or may not solve the problem. You must find the root cause of the issue. You need to investigate and troubleshoot. it could be leaky faucet components, leaky tub shoe, leaky overflow pipe, leaky trim, etc. Remove all the faucet trim and run water, look in the wall with a flashlight. You made need to open the ...
The reason you hear a grating sound and can only turn the over flow plate slightly is because it is attached to a bushing which is screwed into the over flow pipe. When you turn the cap it threads into the pipe. If you are concerned that water is leaking from the over flow drain pipe behind the tub there should be an access panel on the other side of the ...
Replace the rubber washers - it sounds to me as if they're old and stiffened, possibly cracked or distorted to conform to the original uncut seats.
From the statement that you are cutting your own seat seals it says that you have some stock flat stock. Are you sure that the material in use is thick enough for this particular faucet? A couple of other things to consider: Possibly you may want to try the hardware store to see if they have ready made seals. These are often much more pliable than the ...
Correlation is not causation. No, the insulation did not make your roof leak around the chimney nor at the vent. Being 100 years old (and odds are great someone did something sketchy during one of those years, though even the best construction/repair jobs don't last forever) did that. Rather than chase chimeras, fix the leaks.
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