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Leaks from jets along outer wall

I have a cultured marble jetted bathtub that has a leak coming from the jets? located along the outside window side of the tub - can this be fixed - no plumber here wants to tackle this - it is an enclosed tub that would have to have the surround marble pieces that are grouted in removed to access those jets - what do I need for parts - this house was built in 1984 - motor control is on the wall away from the tub THANK YOU

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This is a hard fix, The jets are glued on to the back of the tub with an epoxy type material. the jets should spin on and off from the inside of the tub. You need to determine if it is the hole where the jet is that's leaking or if it is the jet assembly and tubing that is leaking. If it is the jet hole that is leaking, spin the jet off and use aquarium grade silicone (Lowes carries it)
spread this around the piece sticking thru the tub and spin the jet back on. This is a hit or miss fix. No easy fix if it is the tubes or jet assembly, full access necessary for this repair.

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