Caulking around tub - a large gap


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Old 08-15-07, 06:44 AM
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Caulking around tub - a large gap

There is about 1/2 inch gap between the tub & tile that I would like to caulk, however not sure if I can get caulk in there & get it dry completely. The tub is plastic with a lip & tile coming over the top of that lip. We used to have a plastic strip all around the tub, but it seemed that it was never able to attach very well to the tile and water was getting behind it-so I know that this won't work. So the questions:
- Is there anything else I can do outside of caulking to fill that large gap?
- Is there any tricks to caulking such a large gap?

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Old 08-15-07, 01:58 PM
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YOu could usinig 'backer rod' (as its called up here..) its a roll of tubular foam, comes in various thickness, used to fill large cracks 1st, then caulk over it. You may want to glue that into the crack 1st, then caulk.
Ive use it around counter tops against irregular walls and it works fine.
Just an idea.
 
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Old 08-16-07, 04:37 PM
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Or caulk in layers, adding more coats when previous coat is grabby.
 
 

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