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Old 07-13-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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I am rnovating my bathroom and the new bathtum is a 1/2" smaller the the opening how do I put up my drywall when it has to go ove the flange of the tub. I am new to this and I have gutted the bathroom right down to the studs I dont know what to do....

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Double up.

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Can you describe the situation a bit more? Is this a tub/shower combo or just a tub? Do you plan on tiling the wall? Anyway to get a drawing of the layout?
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do I do that on just one wall??????????
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I can send pictures if I knew how lol. It is a tub with a tub suround.....
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I can send pictures if I knew how lol. It is a tub with a tub suround.....
Well then I have some concerns with your plans as described.

To add pics, look down under the reply window where you type (just under the "Submit Reply" button) you'll see the Additional Options section. In there you'll see the "Manage Attachments" button. Click that and then you can upload your pictures.
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angus242 would u like to come to Canada and redo my kitchen and bathroom your pictures are very nice I dont think I could do that good of a job. LOL
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Thanks!
However, I think the travel expenses would break the budget.

If you can uploads pics that would be helpful.
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Furr out each wall 1/4" To accomodate the difference. HD carries pre-cut 1/4" wood strips.

FWIW: Tub and shower openings are generally over-framed by 1/4", or 1/8" on each side, to avoid fitment issues with the tub itself.
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However, I think the travel expenses would break the budget.

If you can uploads pics that would be helpful.

If u look in my album I did upload some pictures......
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What do u mean Furr out each wall 1/4" To accomodate the difference. HD carries pre-cut 1/4" wood strips.
I am new to this and dont know the lingo. And I am a girl. LOL
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However, I think the travel expenses would break the budget.

If you can uploads pics that would be helpful.
Dont u need a holiday to Canada. Saskatchewan is very nice in the summer.....
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OK, here's what I recommend:

#1. If you fir out the studs to accommodate the gap, you'll have to do all of the walls on both sides of the bath. If you fir just the walls inside the tub surround, you'll have an uneven surface between the tub and the rest of the room.
#2. If you plan on tiling the walls in the surround, you need to use cement backer board, not drywall. The material should be 1/2" thick.
#3. Here's what I propose that will allow you to keep the walls as is without firring out everything:
You say the gap is 1/2" total so you center the tub leaving 1/4" gap on both sides of the tub. You shim between the tub flange and the studs. Your wall material is 1/2" thick so you need to notch the bottom of the backer board just above the tub flange. This picture is not to scale but just to give you a visual of what I'm suggesting.

Does this make sense? Also, you never mentioned what the tub surround material is supposed to be? Fiberglass surround? Tile?
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the tub suround is a 3 pc. fiberglass and that does make sense I think that will work I am going to try it. THANK U
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Furr out each wall 1/4" To accomodate the difference. HD carries pre-cut 1/4" wood strips.

FWIW: Tub and shower openings are generally over-framed by 1/4", or 1/8" on each side, to avoid fitment issues with the tub itself.
I didn't know they made those. Thats the ticket. Bascially what he is saying is this. On the front of the studs your going to attach those furing strips there by bring the studs out 1/4inch. Your then going to attach the drywall to the studs and your problem should be solved. I was original going to say you could shim those studs out. But i thought you would be in over your head. But seeing how they make them precut all you have to do is cut to lenth and install.


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