crack in tub..help

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I would ask them if they'd do the following...
Rip out the old enclosure. Ask if he will provide the labor if you buy the materials.
Get his plumber to install a new tub (that you buy) as well as get the guys to come in and install the wonderboard for the tile enclosure etc. If the builder is really nice they would provide the tile guy to tile the enclosure while you pay for all the materials.
In the end, you'd have a much nicer bathroom that'll last for many years to come. The plastic shower enclosures are just crap.

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"me buy?" the only money they will get out of me is if I upgrade. I'm thinking they will replace the defective tub with something they do not have to tear the walls out to get in. It is a factory or manufacture defect. They are the ones who will foot the bill. "Aquaglass" I believe. And this guy has bought a lot of tubs from them. I get your drift though. I may try to parlay this into a much nicer tub/shower situation.

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Best bet is a Kohler one piece unit. I've had one for nearly a decade and it still looks perfect. It did not need extra bottom support like some brands do as it sits flat on the floor. Before that it was all tile...no more, though.

Don't agree, see above. The fiberglass units are much easier to keep clean. No nasty grout lines to soak up soap scum, etc. Many motels these days keep their room cleaning costs down by specifying fiberglass facilities. HTH
Joe
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This tub was never done right to begin with if they didnt put sand or morter mix under it. When you get the new one put in insist this is done and you will have no promblems. Right behind the skirt you put board to act as a stop for the sand fastened at each end, then you put vapor barrier down across the floor and up the walls 6to8 inches . Put down 1 1/2 to 2 inches playground sand or dry morter mix and work the bottom of the tub down into it. This will give the tub firm support across the bottom. YThis is the only way to assure no movement under your weight of the bottom of the tub, up and down. This is the only way to do a shower stall Ive put in at least 100 to 150 and never had a leak. Also remember you caulk the door from the outside only not the inside Goodluck
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Less you are going to pull it to get at the bottom don,t bother get new tub, patches have to be done from the bottom as that is where it will get its strength
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I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
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