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Old 10-31-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Help with tub surround installation


The tub surround installation sounds easy, ... except the mobile home walls are not plumb. How best to install the tub surround? Raise the back and sides until they all meet ate the seams or shim the walls where I can? Any suggestions would be appreciated. It is a three piece Lyon's "Classic" 3060 tub surround.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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Any way to Sister in some wood to plumb the walls?

That will be a mess if the the tub is fastened to the studs and the walls lean in or out---

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Not sure, I'll look tomorrow. It may be possible or ... what about shims?
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Shims should work well---you need to get the corners right---the 'wing walls' can be distorted a bit without a problem----
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Mark, can you post pictures showing how far out of plumb the walls are? Keep in mind, that the tub needs to sit, so that water will flow towards the drain, and not sit. As for the walls, it could just be that the trailer is out of plumb, not the walls. How long has it been sitting in the same spot, and are there actually footings under the blocks that it is sitting on, or just sitting on dirt, that may have washed out or moved.
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Sorry, no to the pictures, just in a rush to get this done. The out of plumb isn't too bad but I'd like it to be "almost perfect". The trailer is about a 1972 model and was recently purchased. It was re-levelled about a month ago ... this is why I think it's the walls. The tub (new) is level in both directions. Any suggestions are always welcome. Thanks,
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If it is that old, there is no doubt that the flooring is bad, the walls have bowed, due to the roof shifting. Mobile homes built that early used 1x3 for the roof and walls, and were not very sturdy.
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Thanks Guys, The job is almost done, ... looks okay. Between some shims and strapping I got it reasonably plumb. It does sit nicely on the tub and the two corners (where the seams are) fit fairly well. I think I will also add some extra white silicone at the base and on the seams. The "instructions" don't mention this but a little extra makes sense. Appreciate all the comments. Mark

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