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jonathan03 10-19-2009 01:15 AM

New Bath Tub Framing
I want to put in a 60" tub but my opening is 66" long. I am planning to build a 6" frame on the far end of the tub away from the drain. I want to do it this way because there will be a hatch for access on the other end for the shower mixer. Is there a problem with building a box like this on the far end? I'm just concerned about drainage. I will slope it into the tub slightly and tile it.


Bob Mariani 10-19-2009 06:54 AM

no problem. Be sure to waterproof under the tile and up the wall 12" also.

jonathan03 10-19-2009 09:19 AM

What do you mean by waterproof? I usually use 1/2" cement board and thinset mortar under the tile. Is there something else I should do? Thanks.

Bob Mariani 10-20-2009 04:05 AM

use you need to use a waterproofing membrane. Treat the ledge the same as you would a shower floor. Check out details on installing such items at the schulterer site.

Gary in WA 10-20-2009 03:57 PM

Don't forget to insulate around the tub and grout under it, at install. Use tin to cover the drain cut-out in sub-floor if over a crawlspace to keep the critters out...... wait, that's my house.

Be safe, Gary

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