Re: Minor non-drain crack in fiberglass tub
Posted by Joe Colburn on October 22, 19100 at 18:24:14:
In response to Re: Minor non-drain crack in fiberglass tub
: We have a brand-new fiberglass tub (less than two months old). My wife recently noticed a small hairline crack on the wall of the module. If you're standing in the tub, facing the wall with the shower nozzle, it's in the corner in front of you, on the right.

: Normally, I'd insist on a free-fix, however:

: 1) The contractor is a friend of ours. :)
: 2) The crack is located almost two feet above the rim of the tub, so it will never be submerged.
: 3) The crack is only a half-inch in length
: 4) Since the crack is on the same side as the nozzle, it's impossible to point the nozzle at the crack, minimizing the direct exposure to water.
: 5) Since the crack is over three feet from the floor of the tub, it isn't subject to flexing due to the weight of bathtub occupants.

: I'd like to know:

: 1) Under normal shower/tub use, is this crack likely to get worse?
: 2) Regardless of the answer to #1, is there any quick-fix I can do? I'm envisioning myself dabbing some transparent superglue-like chemical that will bond to the fiberglass surface.

: Thanks,

: - Neal

Neal,
Get hold of the place that supllied the unit and they will be able to get you a repair kit that is just right. Same color and everything. The kit will come with instructions and some even have all the tools needed for the very easy job. I have repaired a few of my own that things fell in the bottom and cracked the one piece unit. Use the repair kit correctly and you would never know there was a crack there.
Joe


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