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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Hi, just put a new bathroom in for someone, finished it Friday. The bloke who helped me, cleaned the bath out and I am sure that he would have seen it.. I have been today to start on the en-suite (Monday) and nothing was said this morning. She as just messaged me to see if I noticed a crack in the bath, which I'm pretty certain there wasn't one. She says its on the bend, inside. If you look at the photo you will see that the light had been removed. The owner as put new bulbs in over the weekend and he is a big bloke, at least 18 stone. My guess is, he as stood on the corner of the bath to replace the bulb and probably cracked it but they are saying that he hasn't. My question is, is there any way to repair it? I don't fancy ripping it out.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:45 pm 
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Do you have any pictures from when you arrived today or just before you left?

May help you out if you can prove what you suspect.

I don't know if I can be repaired, is it an acrylic bath?

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I can't help about the repair, but is that a scuff mark off a shoe on the crack or just a reflection?


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I never took any photos of that part of the bath, didn't think there where any need to. The bath did have the plastic protective film on and it also had black duct tape on the corner, where the crack is. When I finished the bathroom, I just removed it all but didn't check it. I don't know why there was black duct tape there. I am wondering if there was a hairline crack in it and when the bloke, who's house it is, changed the bulbs, caused the crack to show. I had someone helping me, a friend of the people who's house it is. He cleaned all the bathroom and bath and I am sure if it was cracked he would have said something.
And yes, it is acrylic.
Not sure if its a footprint as this is a photo that they have sent me. I will have a proper look tomorrow. I don't fancy taking it out as the sink and toilet as to come out too, then I have to try to get the bath out, what a nightmare.....


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when exactly did they tell you about it :dunno:
do you have any communication other than that about the bathroom between you leaving and the crack communication ?? :dunno:

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I got home yesterday and she text me about 6 o clock. I'm going there today to fit an en-suite. I will have a proper look at it and take some better photos.


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try and let them lead the way in conversation
this will both give you there thoughts and expectations
they may also drop in more information as to there activities that may have contributed
try and converse with both seperately noting any differences in the account
buuuttt in general your stuffed without an admission off guilt
comments like "pity it wasnt an accident by the family as it would probably be covered on home owners insurance"
ok probably not a conversation you would have as such but somthing to be considered as a "get out clause" without anyone backing down

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That's got to come out, tbh the gel coat is cracked and your never match the white with out recoating the whole bath - I would suggest a metal bath if the gent is of a large build


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You could well be right about the owners causing it, but perhaps the black duct tape being stuck over that bit could also be fishy - if it was just in that one place.

A few years ago, I had a basin whose surface had been damaged below some carton tape. The retailer claimed to have thought just the poly packaging was damaged, so taped it up...

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I've been today and she was fine about it, she said she as been in the bath twice over the weekend and said she never Saw it then. It's an L shape bath and it's on the corner. I think that they know that they could have caused it, standing on the bath, changing the bulbs. You can buy a repair kit.


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I wouldn't trust it to hold if that lets go with half a bath of water, that's 1 big mess - was the bulb hanging down the giveaway


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