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General Category => The Knowledge => OT Knowledge => Topic started by: Blade on August 23, 2020, 08:00:23 pm

Title: Bath Panel reinforcement
Post by: Blade on August 23, 2020, 08:00:23 pm
Over the years in the various houses that I've lived in I've always seemed to have the same problem with curved bath panels.

Whether  fitted professionally or by me, the curved part of the bath panel where it pushes in under the lip of the bath always seems to begin showing micro cracks after four or five years. These just seem to progressively get bigger until I end up buying a new panel. The cracks are longitudinal, not vertical.

I'm at that stage again now, having just ordered a new panel.

To prevent the problem reoccurring within the next few years I'm considering reinforcing the inside, non visible, curved area prior to fitting.

I'm torn between glass fibre, which can be messy or Isopon car bumper filler.

Any alternative suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

I did suggest to Mrs. Blade that I could just make a wooden bath panel, but this was deemed unacceptable.
Title: Re: Bath Panel reinforcement
Post by: Johnny Faro on August 23, 2020, 08:09:30 pm
We have the same mainly due to having kids so time leaning into Bath. Don't be surprised they don't last. I know what they usually retail for but when I worked at a plumbing supplier and and got good discount I paid something like six quid for one
Title: Re: Bath Panel reinforcement
Post by: rogerzilla on August 25, 2020, 02:42:46 pm
Are "fat baths" still a thing?  I'd just fit a wooden panel.
Title: Re: Bath Panel reinforcement
Post by: Blade on August 25, 2020, 04:02:54 pm
Are "fat baths" still a thing?  I'd just fit a wooden panel.
I'd already suggested that, but was overruled by senior management.