I could use some advise replacing this rubber on my bathroom


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Old 08-28-18, 05:23 AM
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Question I could use some advise replacing this rubber on my bathroom

Hi all!

I did a terrible job putting this layers of rubber. I needed to keep the water from going in there. But now, due to the shape I made, the water stays, and after awhile, it's formed mould.
Sure I could try cleaning the mould but it'll be better to replace this shape for something that won't keep the water.

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That's where I could use your advise
Clearly, this was my very first time ever doing something like this. So, plenty of room for improvement

Thanks in advance guys
 

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Is this for a tub or shower?
 
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Old 08-28-18, 06:17 AM
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Hi Pilot Dane, thanks for asking.
For a tub.
 
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Old 08-28-18, 09:37 AM
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I'm not following what you mean by "layers of rubber".
Can you post a picture of what you are working on ? How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 08-28-18, 10:02 AM
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He's got a couple of pics. Can you not see them?
 
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Tear that crap out and use a mold/mildew resistant caulk, and clean your tub surround more frequently.
 
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Pics. not showing.................................................
 
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Odd. I see them. I wonder why some do not? What browser are you using? I'm using FF.
 
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I can see them too. Using Firefox BTW.
 
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Old 08-28-18, 10:26 AM
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I'm using FF - no pics!!!
 
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Old 08-28-18, 10:30 AM
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Well I'm uploading them from my computer. Hope yous can see them now.
 

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I see all the pics. I'd remove that plastic molding, clean it up and replace it with a bath caulk.
 
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I can see them now.........!!!!!!


I think the other folks are right IMHO - tear it out and use caulk. But.... is that rubber hiding some kind of flaw?
 
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The upper photo shows a gap between the edge of the bathtub and the wall. It's not much, maybe an 1.5". This gap catches water for too long. A great source of mould. Plus there was a leaking to the apartment below, so that was the priority at that time, to stop the leak. Although it did stop the leak, it continued catching water.
Now I realize I should have made like a bridge with that flat rubber from the edge to the wall gluing each side of the bridge with caulk. I know this idea would work from the technical aspect, to keep the water off. But I'm not too sure from the aesthetic point of view.
What do you think about that idea?

The 2nd photo shows a wider gap, but here I could have just used caulk.
 
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Hard to say if that molding is hiding defects or not. It would be nice to remove it and see what's under it. IMO that molding just makes it cheap looking and caulk would look nicer - mainly because it doesn't need to be so obtrusive.
 
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Isnít a 1.5 inch gap an enormous gap? I thought the typical gap between the deck for the tub and the wall is an 1/8-1/4 inch or something like that, and you fill it with caulk, even if the tub deck and the wall are both tiled you still caulk where planes meet (i.e., wall plane and tub deck plane) Ė that is, you donít use grout there but caulk. But Iím sure not an expert.

But if the tile on the tub deck stops short, 1.5 inches from the wall, then could that really be caulked? Maybe it canít be caulkedÖ and maybe Iím going off in the wild blue here lol. But here are some products that look like they might be a little easier to use and it looks like water wonít collect in the corner. Might be useful. Just a thought. Good luck!

Bathtub strips
 
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Old 09-02-18, 07:46 AM
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My concern is that if there is a leak to the apartment below that it may be coming from somewhere else. I find it had to believe that someone taking a bath could create that much splash to cause a leak.

Is this tub used as a shower at times? Take a picture from further away so we can get a better look at the whole unit.
 
 

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