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Old 03-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Alcove Tub Install - Large Opening


When I installed my new tub it was impossible to access the waste assembly as my main bathroom is on a second floor jut out with no behind or underneath access. So, instead of guiding the tub in blind, I was able to take down a small 2 foot high ledge/wall at the back of the tub alcove that was obviously originally installed to make the alcove the correct size. This allowed me to see the drain while I guided in the tub and plumbing correctly and just reach my hand down to tighten the waste assembly. Now of course the tub is in, it is completely level in all directions, attached to the waste assembly perfectly but is only actually touching the long back wall. At the front, the studs are about 1 inch away from the tub flange and at the back is is more like 6 inches!! How do I go about building this up to hold the weight of the Durock and tiles? Any ideas are appreciated!! Heather
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When I installed my new tub it was impossible to access the waste assembly as my main bathroom is on a second floor jut out with no behind or underneath access. So, instead of guiding the tub in blind, I was able to take down a small 2 foot high ledge/wall at the back of the tub alcove that was obviously originally installed to make the alcove the correct size. This allowed me to see the drain while I guided in the tub and plumbing correctly and just reach my hand down to tighten the waste assembly. Now of course the tub is in, it is completely level in all directions, attached to the waste assembly perfectly but is only actually touching the long back wall. At the front, the studs are about 1 inch away from the tub flange and at the back is is more like 6 inches!! How do I go about building this up to hold the weight of the Durock and tiles? Any ideas are appreciated!! Heather
Fill in the drain wall with 1x or 5/4 x material. That should get you to the tub edge.
The other side can be solved with a platform, extending the tub height to the current wall.
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