caulk around the faucet on bathtub?

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  1. Aug 25, 2012 #1

    qmqmqm

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    Hi Everyone

    There are faucets on top of the bathtub. Just wondering if I should caulk around where the faucet meets the bathtub?

    Thanks a lot!

    Paul

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  2. Aug 25, 2012 #2

    piper27

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    There probably already is a gasket or plumbers putty underneath, but wouldn't hurt at all to put a very thin bead of caulk around them.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 #3

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    Piper is right . . . proper installation includes a gasket that seals the faucet. No additoinal caulk is typically required. As a precaution, I usually put a thin bead of silicone under the gasket . . . but that is my over-building instinct! :)
     
  4. Aug 28, 2012 #4

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    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  5. Sep 14, 2012 #5

    timmy-otoole

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    yeah, dont bother.

    adding more caulk would look messy, and also make it difficult if you ever wanted to replace the faucet
     
  6. Sep 17, 2012 #6

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    yeah silicone may work but also near me just don't bother to it!
     

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