CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!

Go Back   Plumbing Zone - Professional Plumbers Forum > Plumbing Forum > General Plumbing Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
AKdaplumba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,238

View AKdaplumba's Photo Album My Photos
Default What to do with these whacky tubs?

I have now thrown in 2 6 blocks of tubs, to say the least none of them are square. If I level one side the other size can be out by as much as a half bubble. These tubs are 30 inches wide. I split the difference on one tub so the front was 1/8 out and the back was 1/8 out. Boss screamed at me they arent level so I told them they are out of whack. "We havent had problems with them before" I tried screwing them so the screws would pull it straight and it didn't help. Only thing that comes to mind is getting someone to stand on the high side when screwing them in. My weight isnt enough alone.

Im sure this isnt the first time someone had to deal with them and sending them back isnt an option obviously. What can I do for the next block?

thanks.
AKdaplumba is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PlumbingZone.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Old 02-22-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
I aint CPV see in it?
 
ROCKSTARPLUMBER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tallahassee Fl
Posts: 4,854

View ROCKSTARPLUMBER's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKdaplumba View Post
I have now thrown in 2 6 blocks of tubs, to say the least none of them are square. If I level one side the other size can be out by as much as a half bubble. These tubs are 30 inches wide. I split the difference on one tub so the front was 1/8 out and the back was 1/8 out. Boss screamed at me they arent level so I told them they are out of whack. "We havent had problems with them before" I tried screwing them so the screws would pull it straight and it didn't help. Only thing that comes to mind is getting someone to stand on the high side when screwing them in. My weight isnt enough alone.

Im sure this isnt the first time someone had to deal with them and sending them back isnt an option obviously. What can I do for the next block?

thanks.

Tell the manufacturer to stop pulling them off of the mold before they are fully cured. That's a big problem here. I did a large retirement home community here once, and every damn one of the showers were out of wack. They flipped the bill for the 3 grand in shims, the glass door people were going to charge to the doors in right. And this was supposedly a fiberglass unit made for glass doors. Go figure. Slow down Jorge', your F'n up the mold.
ROCKSTARPLUMBER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
futz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Delta, B.C.
Posts: 1,275

View futz's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKdaplumba View Post
What can I do for the next block?
Buy from a different manufacturer (probably too late for that). It's near impossible to pull most warped tubs straight. Apron-front tubs with a tile strip can sometimes be forced a bit. Drop-ins you can't do anything with.
futz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
AKdaplumba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,238

View AKdaplumba's Photo Album My Photos
Default

so whats the best thing to do?

Splitting the difference doesnt cut it.

Im gonna have another trash batch in 2 weeks I want to be prepared for it
AKdaplumba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
Senior Moment
 
pauliplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: dinner with your wife
Posts: 1,904

View pauliplumber's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Aker- Well made solid fiberglass tub & shower units

Lasco- Poorly made paper thin junk.

Just my experience.
__________________
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.
pauliplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,303

View nhmaster3015's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Buy either Aker or Kohler and you won't have that problem.
nhmaster3015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
RealLivePlumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,067

View RealLivePlumber's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Swan is pretty good, too
__________________
RealLivePlumber
You can make it happen, you can watch it happen, or you can wonder wtf happened.
Phil Harris 2009
RealLivePlumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: fulton, indiana
Posts: 626

View breid1903's Photo Album My Photos
Default ak

best thing to do is get a job where they buy a quality product. breid..............
breid1903 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to breid1903 For This Useful Post:
ROCKSTARPLUMBER (02-23-2010)
Old 02-23-2010, 10:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
futz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Delta, B.C.
Posts: 1,275

View futz's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhmaster3015 View Post
Buy either Aker or Kohler and you won't have that problem.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RealLivePlumber
Swan is pretty good, too
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauliplumber
Lasco- Poorly made paper thin junk.
AKdaplumba is in Canada. Of those brands we can get Kohler or Lasco if we wait forever, and Lasco (as pauliplumber says) isn't worth the wait (I tried one shower stall). Never heard of Aker or Swan.

In this country the big names are Maax, Hytec (owned by Kohler) and Acritec. There are a few lesser known ones, like Venco and Glassworld. American Standard makes some ok tubs, but they take forever to ship. They're all fairly even for quality (usually just ok - often pathetic - Venco's are pretty good).

You U.S. guys will like this: Maax made their shower bases here in Canada for decades, and quality was often crap. Lately they've changed production to Bellingham in Washington, and quality is 1000% better. Wonder how long it'll last before the new place lapses into apathy and crap product?


Quote:
Originally Posted by AKdaplumba
so whats the best thing to do?

Splitting the difference doesnt cut it.
Splitting the difference may be the only option if you can't force them straight (usually impossible, especially for a narrow 30" wide unit). Get the boss to come put one in with you and/or ask him what he suggests.

Last edited by futz; 02-23-2010 at 10:45 AM..
futz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to futz For This Useful Post:
gusty60 (02-23-2010)
Old 02-23-2010, 03:38 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
RealLivePlumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,067

View RealLivePlumber's Photo Album My Photos
Default

http://www.theswancorp.com/
__________________
RealLivePlumber
You can make it happen, you can watch it happen, or you can wonder wtf happened.
Phil Harris 2009
RealLivePlumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Walk in tubs rocksteady Plumbing Material and Products 9 11-18-2009 01:04 AM
Pearl jetted tubs LEAD INGOT Plumbing Material and Products 19 09-14-2009 10:41 PM
Premier Tubs w/ door? Song Dog Plumbing Material and Products 12 09-20-2008 03:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:23 AM.


Copyright 2000-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | RoofingTalk.com

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1