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Damage to new porcelain on steel tub

Posted by keb1026 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 22:19

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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RE: Damage to new porcelain on steel tub

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.


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RE: Damage to new porcelain on steel tub

absolutely. our contractor chipped ours too and he had it repaired - we asked him to guarantee the repair and he agreed.


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RE: Damage to new porcelain on steel tub

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.


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