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    I would visit the store where you bough the tub...

    I would visit the store where you bough the tub and take measurements of ones they have in stock and if any of those ones are better return the one you have.

    You can also shim the studs out with...
  2. Thread: PEX leak

    by ThomPlumb
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    I dont think the hardness of the water would...

    I dont think the hardness of the water would cause the pipe to sweat or break down. Something happened and the PEX is deteriorating I just dont know what is causing it. Has anyone seen this happen...
  3. In you first post you said two traps didn't have...

    In you first post you said two traps didn't have water in them, which two? Do they now? It definitely sounds like you might have a vent problem. Do you have a picture of the drain below?

    “When I...
  4. I would also suggest taping up a thick plastic...

    I would also suggest taping up a thick plastic vapor barrier but over the entire tub surround. I suspect that you have no waterproofing behind your tile and grout is not water tight. Grout is very...
  5. Thread: PEX leak

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    It is not coming from the coupling, the drain...

    It is not coming from the coupling, the drain slopes away from the PEX. The stains you see are from hard water. In the first picture I was pulling the PEX down off the PVC so you can see where they...
  6. Thread: PEX leak

    by ThomPlumb
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    PEX leak

    Hello, Everyone

    I was visiting my parents today and found a very small puddle of water in the basement. It appears some kind of reaction is taking place where the PEX is touching a PVC drain....
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