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Re: Can a hairline crack in a porcelain bathtub be...
If your tub is porcelain over cast iron and the cast is not cracked your ok. If the cast is cracked then the chances of the crack continuing are great, more so with any vibrations and changes in weight distribution.
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i use a spud wrench, cheap one is about 6$ but, check your rubber flat washers on your tank bolts,they get hard and crack, or it's possible that your tank has a hairline crack running from tankbolt hole to tankbolt hole, both are common problems
Yes you can but you've got to buy a special bit. Porcelain will dull a brand new bit in seconds. You've got to get a carbide tipped or concrete drillin bit. Also while you are making preperations to drill put a piece of wide masking tape over the spots to be drilled. Don,t push down too hard and let the drill do the work. Good luck.
alot of times if you call the tub builder they have service guys who will come and fix your tub. most tubs have a 3-8 year warrenty against defects so you could get the fix for free. if not you can always try and get fiberglass resin and mix a batch up and seal the cracks yourself
crack in porcelain is going to affect the cased iron shell. if you don't fix them. water will seep through and cause the iron to rust.
the cause of the cracks are from the extreme temperture change in the room or the floor.
there are no easy fix for this. you can get a tub insert from any of the home center. I can tell you what the price is, since I haven't done any home remodeling for 3 years. price change.
I would contact Whirlpool directly to even see if it is possible. I tried to repair an acrylic tub one time and it didn't keep because the the constant water on it. If it can be repaired, they will give you the solution and info for a contractor that might be able to do the work if you can't do it yourself.