we got this giant bathtub that is built into the bathroom, it has the
focets and shower head coming out of one side. the shower head got
pulled and the hose seem to have cracked from where it connects to the
pipes below the tub., the water leaked to the first floor kitchen
cieling and damaged it. the tub, pipes and hoses are about 17 years
old. the tub is built with marble tile all around and their isn't
anyway to get access to change the older pipes or install a new hose.
what is the way to get around this, should i be removing seel around
the tub and left it up? can i even do that? or remove the tile?
hopefully replacing a hose doesn't end up being a full bath project.
If it's like my house (and it sounds like it is) you should be
thinking about putting an access door under the the tub where the
pipes enter is. I can't even clen out my pipes properly because of
all the turns right afert the tub drain, and I also wonder how much
crap is in the trap that I can't get to because it's up against the
drywall. And my house was built in 1950 (and yes has drywall) and so
far as I can tell the trap have never been removed.
What the hell are focets ? Since there is no such thing, that's
probably your problem. I'd start by removing them things, (whatever
Then take the biggest hammer you can find and smash the tub. Smash
the rest of the bathroom too (helps to relieve stress). Sooner or
later you'll find some pipes. Cut them all off flush with the floor
or wall and stick duct tape over the ends of them to stop the
waterfall you created. If the tape dont hold, call a plumber and tell
him to cap the pipes. Once thats done, cover the bathroom walls with
some old blankets and you will have a new closet. You really do not
need to take baths more than once a year, so you can go to your
mother-in-laws house once a year to take one. Maybe make arrangements
to use her tub every year on Christmas day or something like that. If
you're lucky, she'll bathe with you, and might even rub your (insert
the name of any body part here). Your Problems are solved !!!!
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