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Old 12-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #16
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #17
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Andre has made some newbie mistakes here--typically the walls are flattened first--all framing corrected--then the tub goes in---
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Well, this is a learning experience. I think,from the pics, the wall along the long edge of the tub would be the easiest to straighten. only 5' long, no door or plumbing. I would pull the tub, shim behind the furring until straight, furr the walls at the ends of the tub to the correct size, reinstall the tub and install the durock. A couple of days and your right back to where you are now. Sounds like a lot, but you have already done this once. Sorry, but that sounds like the best way to go. If you short cut now, you will probably look back when the project is done and say "I should have fixed those walls at the beginning". Also will make the tile come out nicer.
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Well, this is a learning experience. I think,from the pics, the wall along the long edge of the tub would be the easiest to straighten. only 5' long, no door or plumbing. I would pull the tub, shim behind the furring until straight, furr the walls at the ends of the tub to the correct size, reinstall the tub and install the durock. A couple of days and your right back to where you are now. Sounds like a lot, but you have already done this once. Sorry, but that sounds like the best way to go. If you short cut now, you will probably look back when the project is done and say "I should have fixed those walls at the beginning". Also will make the tile come out nicer.
Especially in a bathroom where you literally sit and stare at the walls. You want to do that inn peace, with no regrets.
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I do agree---I saw 12x12 tiles in the picture so a flat wall would be good--the tub would not have to be pulled---He has a cinder block wall behind the tub---Simply removing the two 5 foot sheets and adding new thicker furring strips could get that wall flat---and not change the cost of the job--

A table saw would be helpful--as cinder block wall are often irregular and the furring strips might need some customizing.

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