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  1. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    Don't know what kind of glue, probably construction adhesive. From the very first pic I posted you can see it's peanut-butter colored. I took a pic that shows me where the studs are, before he put up the cement backer. I think I'm going to drill through to the studs, and use two angle brackets...
  2. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    Good idea... but unfortunately the inside of the cabinet is a mirror, too. DOH!! I thought about maybe some hangars from the top and bolts through the top of the medicine cabinet. I took photos of the job when I was doing the demo, so I can probably use some simple calculations to locate where...
  3. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    The wall cavity isn't deep enough to sink it fully. We decided to hang it instead. For what it's worth, the stack is not behind the mirror, it's off to the right of the mirror. But, no matter, he still should have used the brackets.
  4. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    Well, considering the mirror came with the brackets, one would assume they were essential... I expressed my concern as he was doing this. He said, "I guarantee all of my work." It was a pretty passive way of saying, "call me if/when if fails, until then, this is how I'm doing it." Not sure if I...
  5. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    Glued it to the tile... metal box. Hence my concern.
  6. Msupsic

    Will it Fail, or Will it Hold?

    Last year, we remodeled our master bath. The job took longer than the contractor anticipated, and he started to get antsy and cut corners so he could finish the job. When he installed our medicine cabinet (see attached photos), he simply put the metal brackets aside and decided to glue the unit...
  7. Msupsic

    Bathroom - Sanded Caulk Cracking

    I'll have to look at the contract, but I do remember he verbally told me he guarantees all of his work.
  8. Msupsic

    Bathroom - Sanded Caulk Cracking

    I guess that's what I'm debating. It's been a year since this was done. Am I still within my right to call him up and ask him to fix it, or is this one of those things that "just happens?"
  9. Msupsic

    Bathroom - Sanded Caulk Cracking

    Last year we had our bathroom redone. At first I was happy with the finished job, but after a year of use, certain areas of the project are starting to show some signs of premature wear and tear. I'm wondering if it's the product (sanded caulk) or was it shoddy work by the contractor? As you...
  10. Msupsic

    Decorative Plank Wall in Basement

    Thanks, Neal. Where does the vapor barrier go in the layers? Against the cinder block, stapled to the studs, outside of studs?
  11. Msupsic

    Decorative Plank Wall in Basement

    I have a basement office space where I spend lots of time working, and wanted to spruce it up a bit. Currently the walls are cinder block that has been waterproofed and painted. I was thinking I'd like to cover the largest wall with reclaimed wood planks. What would be the best way to fasten...
  12. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Yes. It's a double shower curtain, one hangs inside the tub, one outside. The inside one goes wal-to-wall. You think there might still be drips even with a double curtain?
  13. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Thanks Neal, will try this next.
  14. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Yes. It's definitely a possibility, although I would have expected to see some damage/staining somewhere along the outside wall, too? If it was leaking from the shower head or the faucet, wouldn't it be running back down the pipe and dripping right into the access area?
  15. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    OK, so last night I removed the old caulk from around the spigot and replaced with new stuff. Unfortunately did not make a difference, so I guess this was not it. On to the next idea.
  16. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    “from the look of the leak,,i suspect wall to edge of tub,,or showere curtain...install glass doors” That’s where I started. When it didn’t fix the problem, I moved to the other points. Things take time, Frodo. The good news is that I think we’re onto something here. That’s the goal...
  17. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    My little duct tape experiment reduced the leak significantly, but not completely. So I my first thought was, "More tape." As I was placing the tape, I found this hole under the spigot. I think we may have our answer. Don't know how I missed it before. But it makes sense that the water wold...
  18. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Thanks for taking the time to do that diagram. I put a bunch of duct tape (very scientific) over the lip of the tub and the leaking has slowed significantly. So I'm 99% sure this is where the water is coming in. It will be good to stop the leak for now. But in the long run, we'll have to redo...
  19. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Thanks, we've been kicking that idea around for a complete rebuild, for a few years anyway. Looks like it's time. For now, I'm just looking for ways to stop the leak so it doesn't further the damage, until we can find a contractor and get a design plan together. It's the only shower in the...
  20. Msupsic

    The Mysterious Drip

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. Frodo, as Bud says it's not the tub moving, the support system under the tub is probably moving a bit (especially if the wood is rotting as it appears to be). The house is 70 years old and this tub looks like it could be at least 40. I have no idea what's...
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