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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2006, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dry Rot - YIKES

Having some tile work done in the upstairs bathrooms. Bath one - glorious job, done. Bath two starts this morning. EEEEEERRRRRRKKKKK.. Hold the presses.

There has been a small leak behind the tub. For a LONG time. Tub (cast iron) has to come out, basically a full on demo of the entire freaking bathroom. Damage is very limited, but repairing it will be major.

Im sad - wanted to have the remodel done by Christmas - aint gonna happen.

DRY ROT SUCKS. Maybe my next house will be built of stainless steel.
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That does suck, but if it's any comfort, it's not that unusual when doing any kind of remodeling in a bathroom. Many people have to go through the same thing.

When you're coming back with new, make sure they seal all along the bottom of the tub, including along the baseboard and shoe molding. You want to keep the water dragged out of the tub on the floor, not running back up under the tub, or under the baseboard.

Since you're yanking the tub anyhow, you may want to consider fiberglass one or 3 piece units for our shower/tub combo (if that's what you have)

Good Luck.
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Thanks for the input. The tub is a really nice cast iron. Not many newish homes use them these days. (house built in 1992) Kinda hate to trash it but I might. Have you ever used the Jacuzzi Amiga or had any experience with it?

Seems to be priced decently - wifey really has wanted a whirlpool for a while.

Anyway - demo this weekend and we're off.
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We put a two person Kohler whirlpool tub in when we built our house about 13 years ago, along with a separate shower.

If your cast iron tub sets off the floor with feet, has the sloping back, etc. it may be worth keeping. I've even heard of people dropping them in the floor via a cutout so they sit on the rim for a "sunken" tub.

Good luck with your search.
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Thanks yet again for the input! We've decided to keep the slope back tub. The Jacuzzi is just not right for the room. Man was that tub heavy!!!! The dry rot problem is very very minor. Looked worse on initial pass that it turned out to be. Minor fixes and were set.

Word to the wise - get any and all leaks dried up as soon as you see 'em! We got very lucky!
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