Damage to new porcelain on steel tub

keb1026April 5, 2014

Contractor chipped new tub in two places after installation, paid $250.00 for tub. Should I repair or replace. This project since February 28th has been so disappointing and not finished yet. Paid $6000. So far plus supplies (tile,grout,mastic) should I have him repair the chips?

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Yes he should pay for the repair or replace. Another thing that might be a problem, is the "mastic". It should be thinset, as mastic is not suitable for wet conditions such as a tub or shower situation.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:37PM
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absolutely. our contractor chipped ours too and he had it repaired - we asked him to guarantee the repair and he agreed.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:36PM
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The electrical contractor replaced my tub after someone dropped a tool on it and chipped it.

Ironically I am tearing out another bathroom and it took an entire section of tiled wall with mortar and wire mesh (a 6 x 3 foot piece) that weighed a ton to finally chip the cheap steel tub I am removing. I was throwing broken tile, dropping the crowbar, all sorts of stuff and nothing. But sneeze on something you are Installing, and of course it gets damaged.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 2:29PM
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