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  1. martind

    martind Member

    I was approached today and informed of a hole about the size of a 1p coin in the side of the bath, not far from the base. (The lad has dropped a glass fish tank on the bath puncturing the side).

    It is one of them baths that I would generically refer to as "plastic", although the correct name of the material is probably called something else.

    Please could anyone suggest a type of filler intended for repairing this sort of thing?
  2. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Any pictures?
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    TBH I would warrenty any repair but there are people who will repair and reenamel

    But these normally cost the same as a new bath and arnt the best
  4. martind

    martind Member

    I just want to make the bath water tight. It won't be a paid job. Cosmetic finish not important within reason.
  5. martind

    martind Member

    I've not actually seen the job yet, but can imagine from the description. I will get a photo when I go up.
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Afternoon Dan. Where you been hiding?:p:p
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  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Fibre glass then
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  8. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    I've had some success with this before. Not the prettiest job ever but it saw them through for a few months until I replaced the bath.
    Big Boy fibreglass repair kit
  9. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Just been busy with one thing or another. And then had last week off, nipped camping for a few days. :)
  10. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Isopon car body repair kit. Not pretty tho.
  11. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Brand new bog standard plastic or pressed steel bath about £100 and sorted.
    Fitting it, a different matter.
  12. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Repair kits for acryllic baths are available for about £40 (use Google), e.g.

    Acrylic Bath Repair Kit | Cracked Bath Repair Kit | Anglo Adhesives

    I suggest you point this out to the home owner if they wish to DIY but advise against it. Quote to replace the bath. They may be able to claim this as accidental damage on their household policy.

    IMO, don't risk your reputation - do it right or walk away. If you fit a nice new bath and make a proper job your customer will get over the cost and end up being happy. If your botched repair leaks and damages their ceiling they'll forget you did them a no-promises temporary fix and post videos of your rotten work on YouTube.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2017
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    :p:p:p:p:p House insurance :p:p:p:p:pHouse insurance.
  14. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Home insurance accidental damage explained

    IME, the accident described would be covered by most policies. Whether it's worth claiming would depend on the policy and cost of repair/replacement. Always worth considering the possibility even if a claim is not eventually made.
  15. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I meant them not having home insurance not that I would not be covered. Should have explained my laughter better;) sorry
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