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Old 05-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #16
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Even better : don't replace them, just shave them down a bit. . . . Sawzall . . . Chainsaw. . . . . .
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Yes it is, after all we know all plumbers carry a chainsaw in their toolbox.
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I used to carry a stihl ms440 with a 30" bar in my cube van,I used to remove tree branches and other obstacles that got in my way when installing service drops for power lines.
I also used it to remove branches and junk when backhoeing in utilities across peoples yards,a little more scientific than destroying somebodies tree with a 710g extendahoe!
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All materials demo'd out-stud to stud measures 59x84x32.5-some load bearing walls here. Am ok with 54" tub-it's for 5 yr old son-will try to send pic of the space
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You guys have lost it-I'm out
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You guys have lost it-I'm out
Nope, just typical contractor humor.
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Ok - just looking for help here
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You guys have lost it-I'm out
I lost it years ago,but Ive learned to work around it!
Anyway a picture of the end wall oppisite plumbing would definately help us visualize what youre up against here
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Ok - just looking for help here
There is not much more anyone can do, other than the suggestions that have already been made.
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Can the 2x4s be laid on their sides instead of edge on wall oppisite plumbing?
That would gain you an extra inch,kind of spinning wheels here without a picture
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Frame it to fit new tub
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Plummen is correct.

I did a quick check, there are panels for 54" tub surrounds. I'm not sure of the quality and variety.

Tiling is a more likely option, but I'm not a tiling expert. Build the new wall at the end oposite to the plumbing. I would only build the new wall 30" to 36" high then create a shelf back to the old wall. This will also give the perception of more shoulder room.

My wife doesn't allow me to use the chain saw in the house.

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Ok -that sounds like a plan- thank you-will also check out the panels that fit 54" tub-
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If you can't or don't want to try and squeeze that extra inch out(remember, kid won't always be 5) then i'd agree that you should frame it in to fit the tub up to about waist height and then kick it back out to the original wall. It's a great place to put shampoo etc.

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