Advice for jacked up bathtub face plate


Old 10-16-20, 11:40 AM
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Advice for jacked up bathtub face plate


I moved into a new house last year and we noticed that the bathtub faceplate was "jerry rigged" on. I don't mind getting my hands dirty and attempting to fix this but i'm a little unsure how to approach the situation. Below is the picture of the face plate along with the bath tub.

Does anyone have any advice on how i would go about fixing this the proper way?

Also, Looking at the picture of the bathtub you can see the top part is white and the side bottom part is yellow. Is this because they put a newer shell overtop of an existing older bath tub?


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Old 10-16-20, 12:16 PM
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The new tub shell does not align well with the old overflow/vent. That is why it was jury rigged. If you can locate the old holes in the original tub, you might have some luck getting the screws to go into something. If not, perhaps just some caulk/silicone under the cap to hold it to the tub wall.

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I suspect the front panel came from a different manufacture than the tub .... but it could be that the tub is newer than the panel.
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I would first see if you can center the overflow tube by pushing it to the right. If you get it centered, mark a vertical center line on the tub with a pencil (about 4" long) and a level center line... 4" long. Then take the screws out of the cover, and hold it over your marks, centering it and making sure the holes are level. Then mark the center of each hole with a black Sharpie. Then just drill a 5/16" hole, which should provide enough play to get the bolts started.

What did they do, squirt construction adhesive in the overflow drain?

I assume you have no access panel behind this tub?
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