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Old 05-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Had leak in old shower pan in tiled shower on second floor - tore out whole thing back to studs-got 54" tub to replace-what do I do with the extra 5 inches-do I need cement boards on walls if I use surround panels-what support is required -just place tub on subfloor? With ledger board-do I need floor protection on top of subfloor?

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Is it a tub only or a tub/shower?

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Suggest looking at Mobile home supply houses.
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Frame it to fit new tub
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Why mobile home supply?
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Have you already got the tub?

I'd definitely reccomend doing something that will allow you to get a 60" unit in there.


You will be much happier. Besides, it's only an inch.
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Already have tub-was told there was no way to get standard size in space by several overpriced contractors
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I'd definitely reccomend doing something that will allow you to get a 60" unit in there.
You will be much happier. Besides, it's only an inch.
+1 not only for the tub but also for sliding shower doors.

Since it's a tub/shower, if you're planning to install sliding doors, the shower doors will be rated for 54" to 59.5" width. On a 54" tub there will be a large overlap of the doors, plus the width to get in and out of the tub will be smaller. You will still be able to get in/out of the tub but the 60" installation looks better and is more functional.

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No shower door planned-but if I wanted to change the plan - how do you put a 60 inch tub in a 59" space
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No shower door planned-but if I wanted to change the plan - how do you put a 60 inch tub in a 59" space
Are you measuring with the wallboard and/or tile in place? 60" tub fits in the rough opening measured without wallboard.

Could you replace one wall with a wall built with 2 x 3 instead of 2 x 4 studs?
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Why mobile home supply?
They sell smaller sized units than what you can get through conventional hardware stores.
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Are you measuring with the wallboard and/or tile in place? 60" tub fits in the rough opening measured without wallboard.

Could you replace one wall with a wall built with 2 x 3 instead of 2 x 4 studs?
Even better : don't replace them, just shave them down a bit. . . . Sawzall . . . Chainsaw. . . . . .

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