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Topic # 116464 30-Apr-2013 03:17
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I didn't know a better way to say it, but its not actually the caulk around the tub to seal it.

Its the faucet for the tub. We have a Jacuzzi style tub, much a faucet like this one. The seal was coming off and finally broke. Now, we can run the water through it fine with a seal, but it leaks and we can't turn it up high. We tried to seal it with some clear tub seal stuff, but it just didn't work.

When it comes to sealing faucets, what do you use and how should I do it?

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  Reply # 811121 4-May-2013 10:27
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No idea what you are talking about really, but it sounds like a faulty faucet. If there is water coming out anywhere but the end..

Did you intend to post a picture?



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  Reply # 811132 4-May-2013 10:49
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Sorry, it had killed the link to my photo. See how it sits on the tub? You put caulk in, but I am having trouble what kind you would use for a tub like this. Seeing if people had recommendations. I should have just gone to lowes. Hahah

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  Reply # 811143 4-May-2013 11:10
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KirbyCodeM Seeing if people had recommendations.


Even if they did you'd have to go to the local hardware store to get the product recommendations translated.

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  Reply # 811198 4-May-2013 14:39
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KirbyCodeMonkey: 

Sorry, it had killed the link to my photo. See how it sits on the tub? You put caulk in, but I am having trouble what kind you would use for a tub like this. Seeing if people had recommendations. I should have just gone to lowes. Hahah


I assume by the choices of some words: e.g. caulk, jacuzzi you are either North American and live in NZ or live in North America, so specific products might not be useful? Anyway IANAP but have some thoughts on this:

Does the leaking water come out around the base or around the tap handle? Or are you saying that any water on the lip of the bath will go under the edge of the tap and then through the hole in the bath that the water supply for the taps comes through?

If it is the former, you probably need a new tap as part of the tap mechanism has probably cracked.

If it is the latter, you could just use a silicone adhesive (Selleys Kitchen and Bathroom would be my pick in NZ), but the torque you put on the tap to turn it on will tear the seal after a while. This would be why it had a rubber ring.

HTH,

Jon



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  Reply # 811206 4-May-2013 15:19
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Thank you, silicon adhesive. No, I am not from NZ, I am from North America. But almost anyone, any where could have a better understanding of this thing then I.

Thanks for your help!

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  Reply # 811460 5-May-2013 08:58
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jonherries:

Does the leaking water come out around the base or around the tap handle? Or are you saying that any water on the lip of the bath will go under the edge of the tap and then through the hole in the bath that the water supply for the taps comes through?


Jon

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We need to know exactly what is leaking.
If its the tap leaking from under the skirt then it needs repairing.
If its bath water getting under the tap skirt and leaking under the bath then you need to disassemble the tap and seal with an o-ring or washer or something. Caulking may not work but usually you would used wet area silicon sealant.

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