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Old 08-25-2022, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Soft Spot In Tub Floor

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As we continue our work on our NU2US TM, while doing the shower mod (similar to what we did with our old TM) I quickly noticed there is a VERY soft spot on the shower/tub floor. It is located on the forward side of the tub drain. When I say soft...it will easily flex 1/2" with just a little foot pressure. Everywhere else is rock solid.

I'm sure that at some point this would have the potential to cause a major problems with the drain plumbing, or even cracking the tub floor.

I may be able to access this area through the backside of the outside shower. For now we will just be very careful not to step anywhere near the drain. But, in the near future I will have to dig into this.

If you know about this type of problem, please provide details and your modification/repair. Thanks!

Travis
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:43 AM   #2
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Given the rat infestation, they may have removed some of the cushioning material from that section, under the tub. Where is your bathroom vent located? If it is hidden behind the left side of the toilet, you may want to remove the toilet for access. That might give you room to check the tub area in question.

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Old 08-25-2022, 08:03 AM   #3
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Might I suggest pulling the outside shower/faucet. When I pulled mine with the idea of using that side for my cassette water connection, it gave me a decent view of the area under the tub. Good luck.
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Old 08-25-2022, 08:18 AM   #4
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Dick,
Yes, vent is located between Tumbler and the tub. That is certainly an option. I hadn't given any thought to this problem being caused the rats...but considering what I have found so far, ANYTHING is possible! Thanks!

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Since I do want to check the plumbing...the Outside shower may be my first shot. Thanks.

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I don't about you, but when I pulled mine out, I marked the hoses, so I know which is hot and cold. Once disconnected.......it gets ugly. I'm a belt and suspenders kinda gal.
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I don't about you, but when I pulled mine out, I marked the hoses, so I know which is hot and cold. Once disconnected.......it gets ugly. I'm a belt and suspenders kinda gal.
Thanks for the input. Always better safe than sorry!
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On my 2009 3023, I noticed that there is a crack right around the drain of my tub. It doesn't look like there is any support under the drain area. I could see daylight through the crack. Since I just found the crack, and we don't use the tub, I haven't torn it apart more to see what's doing.
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I took a few minutes and crawled under my 2009 3023. What is supporting that area of the drain? Nothing. Underneath, there is a plastic box that has the P trap for the shower drain. Mine was soft enough that at some point recently, it cracked. The good -ish news is that it looks like I should be able to pull the box, and reinforce the drain area with additional fiberglass support from the bottom. Fix and seal the crack on top, and should be good to go. Not a pleasant job, but should do the trick. We don't use the shower, so it is low on the priority list.
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Old 10-11-2022, 09:53 AM   #9
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Sorry you have a crack. Thankfully I got to mine fore that happened. We use the shower when traveling.
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