Noisy/Loud Fiberglass tub help?

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      MasterPlumbers
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      The 5 year old home we moved in to has either a plastic or fiberglass shower/bathtub that must have something cracked underneath the bottom of the tub. Evertime you move or adjust your weight while taking a shower or bath there is a VERY loud creak sound that can be heard pretty much all over the house. Any idea on what this is caused from? Is it common? Any quick fix solutions or is a new bathtub needed? It is quite annoying

      I tried searching but could not find information on this issue.

      Thanks for any help!

    • #297201
      PLUMBILL
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      The tub manufacturers recommend that the tub be set in mortar or dry wall mud to help deaden the sound and for better support.

      It does not sound like it was done.

      We have had some luck by using long flexible hoses you can find at an automotive store, attached to a can of foam insulation, spraying it under the tub where needed.

      Of course a small hole/s needs tobe drilled near the tub apron or front or back in a area that will be easy to conceal after the job is done.

      I look for baseboard I can remove or a closet that the tub wall is on so access is not noticeable when done.

      » This message has been edited by PLUMBILL on 02 April 2006

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