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The wall of my bathtub was cut too short when installed and water leaks to downstairs if it gets into the space between the tub and the wall my father has tried caulking and even gorilla gluing these white strips there but it still leaves a space how can i fix it my mom just had surgery on her hand and sitting to take a bath is not an option because she can not lift herself up
Fill the space with liquid foam filler made for water areas. this will seal and fill the space, keep it below the surface as it does expand and will go above the tubs line. let it dry the recommended time and cut off the excess with a razor blade. once that's done then you can caulk normally to hide the foam.
Posted on Nov 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sorry, the tub will have to pulled out to find out what is leaking so it can be fixed. There is just no other way UNLESS you can open up the wall on the blind side of the tube. (but its probably and exterior wall...if the house is vinyl sided, it can be done. If brick, you'll have to pull the tub). If you just wanted to convert to a tub only, maybe Bathfitters has an insert solution...
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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The gasket is installed on the outside of the tub. Use plumbers putty under the male end on the inside of the tub as it stays permanantly flexible and will not mildew like silicone caulking can. Do not silicone or use plumbers putty on the gasket. The gasket will seal nicely under pressure from the connections.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
I had this same problem on my tub, which uses a GE motor. I looked at the motor, and on one end (the end opposite where the water comes out) there is a hole in the middle. In that hole is the head of the shaft, which has a regular screw tip. Turning this turns the motor. I filled the tub, inserted a slotted regular screwdriver and turned it about 10 times clockwise, then 10 times counterclockwise. You should see the whole motor turn. Doing this loosened it up, and then it started.
Once it started, all kinds or residue came out, which was probably why it had stopped working. I hadn't used it for a while.
After getting it running I'm going to run some cleaning solution through it, and make sure I run it more often to prevent this in the future.
I'm not a professional, just a guy trying to fix his own tub. So take my advise with that grain of salt.
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
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If you are saying that water is still coming out of the tub spout while the shower is on that is not a big deal a rather normal. If it bothers you a lot then you will need to replace the tub spout as the diverter in the spout has gone bad or is going bad.
Now if you are saying that the shower is leaking behind the wall when the shower head is being used then the threaded joint at the shower head arm is leaking and will need to be undone and put new pipe dope on the threads and reinstall it or it may be just lose and if that is the case remove it and reinstall it anyway.
If the water is leaking behind the wall and the above is not the case you will need to get into the wall and see where the leak is coming from and take the necessary steps to fix it.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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