New bathtub creaking near drain

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Posted by: from Brampton
10/3/2022 at 4:47:48 PM

Just got a new tub installed and it started creaking near the drain. Contractor spray foamed from a cavity through the closet but didn't seem to help. Going to give a few hours to cure and see if anything changed but any other ideas? I am not sure opening up the ceiling underneath and putting in more nails would do anything but not sure. I appreciate the advice.

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Date/Time10/3/2022 at 6:19:08 PM

Was there any concrete that was poured under the tub to make it sit?

Or was it installed directly on the flooring.. such as plywood or whatever flooring is under??

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Rob in Brampton
Date/Time10/3/2022 at 6:26:03 PM

I don't think there is any concrete

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Date/Time10/3/2022 at 7:10:25 PM

They should have put a mortar bed down for the tub to sit on in the centre to prevent that creaking.

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Rob in Brampton
Date/Time10/3/2022 at 7:40:57 PM

Any way of fixing it from underneath (via ceiling main floor) by shimming or reinforcing joists?

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Derrick from D.D.D Renovations in Toronto
Date/Time10/3/2022 at 9:02:11 PM

Hey Derrick here for you're problem u have to replace the tub or fix the crack

spray form will not work because it not waterproof

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Date/Time10/4/2022 at 5:40:08 PM

Hi, Plastic and Fiberglass bathtubs may develop cracks around the drain as result of age or improper support at the underside of the Tub.You have two choices for the system used to perform the repair .The first employs a body filler, similar that used on cars and boats, along with a gel coat that adds the shine to the finish.The other type is a two part epoxy system that self mixes the filler. Many product lines come in a range of tones to match standard tub colors, such as White, light, yellow and tan.

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Tyrone in Canada
Date/Time12/14/2022 at 9:17:17 AM

Hey, I've been in the same situation before. We attempted numerous solutions to the problem but were unsuccessful. We also tried spray form, but it didn't work because it wasn't waterproof. Finally, we contacted our housing contractor, who advised us to reach a plumber. Came and replaced our tub. Then resolved the problem. So it's best if you replace it.

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Rob in Brampton
Date/Time12/14/2022 at 1:10:52 PM

Thanks but the issue was resolved. It has legs so it is braced. Just got some extra bracing in one corner which was rubbing slightly and it is fixed now.

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