Filling a bathtub properly
How to outsmart the bathtub overflow
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My bathtub is simply too small! Those were my exact thoughts when I recently tried to enjoy a good soak in my tub – which, with its low water level, feels more like a sitz bath. Since neither my landlord nor my wallet would appreciate it if I were to rip the tub out and replace it with a larger one, I had to find a different solution.
My idea: It should be possible to somehow increase the water level in the bathtub. The problem is the overflow, which in my opinion is placed far too low. So I wanted to build an overflow cover that could be mounted and removed easily and would allow me to fill the tub all the way to the top.
- Front part of a plunger
- 1 block magnet each of type Q-20-20-10-N and Q-15-15-08-N
- Adhesive UHU MAX REPAIR
As a counterpart, I glued a Q-15-15-08-N inside the turning handle of the tub, using UHU MAX REPAIR.
Important! Don’t skimp on the glue and silicone, since the magnets will quickly start to rust.
Next, I only had to put the turning handle back on the tub.