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Old 12-30-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
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Hopefully that picture is clear enough.

Rough framing for tub is 60", Tub is 60". So after you add drywall your down to 59" . Now this tub (maax whirlpool) has a front apron that slides up and attachs to the tub so it can be removed to access the motor, but the aprom is 60" long so i cant drywall right up to it.. what are my options? cut off a half inch of each end of the plastic appron and run my drywall right past where the apron will go?
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Ryan, Shouldn't the tub framing have been set back 1/2" so that the plastic tub lip would go over the drywall?
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Framing is wrong. Where is the support for the tub. And why are you using drywall in a wet area?
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Would not recommend cutting the apron. Once it is cut it will always have an issue fitting properly.

Also, have to go with Bob. Swap out the gray board for cement board. You will be much happier in the long run
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Not using cement board , using denseshield instead(grey board) and the green drywall is moisure and mold bathroom drywall..

The densesheild sits fine over the tiling flange , no problem there, its how the greenboard buts up to the tub.
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Framing is wrong. Where is the support for the tub. And why are you using drywall in a wet area?
Framing is not wrong, its framed and supported propertly all around the tub. The grey board is denseshield not drywall
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As Bob said, the framing is wrong for that type of tub. It is supposed to it on top of a perimeter framed continuous short wall platform. A flat deck with the tub's whole cut out and the tub's supporting lip with full perimeter bearing around. Your wall studs are not supporting the tub lip. Then a row of tile (flat) is in front of the lip/framing to hide that joint. Pick your tub, download the installation instructions, and print them out: http://www.maaxcollection.com/Produi...?cat=1&Lang=En

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Gary is correct.
It seems you have a deck mount tub. Do you have room to enlarge the opening and center the tub in it?
When we did deck mount tubs, we would build a 2 x 4 frame all the way around, sheet the top with 3/4 plywood, then cement board. You want to figure the total of the deck to be about 1/8" more than the height of the bottom of the lip of the tub. Then set the tub in a bed of mortar for support.
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Hi guys.

The tub is a Vegas by Maax. I've read the manuals and it shows the tub can be installed in a alcove setup or a drop in. They even list the apron that i bought as an option for alcove setup if you didn't want to frame out the front and tile or choose differant finish. Bathroom is 5x7 so the toilet already only has 28" if i frame out the front to make a lip my its going to be down to 25". I found the manual for the apron it says to cut as required using a styrene knife..
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Heres the diagram, they use velcro to install the thing
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Looks like all you'll need to do is run the drywall past the front lip and you should be good after trimming the apron. I had one of these before, but I can't remember how the drywall returned into the apron. Did this have a tiling flange on it?

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Looks like all you'll need to do is run the drywall past the front lip and you should be good after trimming the apron. I had one of these before, but I can't remember how the drywall returned into the apron. Did this have a tiling flange on it?
Ya I added the tiling flange and dropped my denseshield tile board right over the lip leaving a little gap at the bottom..

But by cutting the apron if its not exactly perfect cut its going to have a gap between it and the drywall..
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Ya I added the tiling flange and dropped my denseshield tile board right over the lip leaving a little gap at the bottom..

But by cutting the apron if its not exactly perfect cut its going to have a gap between it and the drywall..
Aren't there side pieces that go down each side that the apron sits against?
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Aren't there side pieces that go down each side that the apron sits against?
Nope just a 60" apron, that set me back $160 on sale, things probally worth $20
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Ryan,
I never liked the removable aprons. They seem like a good idea, but most I have seen I don't care for how they look, and how they fasten. We used to build a custom front for the tubs using a faceframe approach and several inset panels that were removable for access. We would frame the tub deck where the faceframe fit in under a small overhang of the tub deck so it wouldn't get wet all the time.
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