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Old 02-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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I am finishing off my basement and am currently in the framing process. I am getting a 60" tub. Not exactly sure which kind yet, have it narrowed down.

My question is the dimension of the rough in space. I would like to wait on getting the tub as I don't need one more thing sitting in my way.

Should I make the opening exactly 60" or a half inch more?

Should I not fasten this "wall" to the ground so I can swing it shut once the tub is in?

If the tub is 30" wide, how far out should I build the wall? Is that just a matter of personal preference?

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I am finishing off my basement and am currently in the framing process. I am getting a 60" tub. Not exactly sure which kind yet, have it narrowed down.

My question is the dimension of the rough in space. I would like to wait on getting the tub as I don't need one more thing sitting in my way.

Should I make the opening exactly 60" or a half inch more?

Frame at 60 1/8"

Should I not fasten this "wall" to the ground so I can swing it shut once the tub is in?

If all is square and plumb then fasten it down

If the tub is 30" wide, how far out should I build the wall? Is that just a matter of personal preference?

It is personal preference. I typically frame at 34". This way you have a little drywall and a good corner for corner bead.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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Anyway you can just have the back wall and one side wall in place and build the last wall once the tubs in place?
If not make it 60 1/8". A 1/2" would be to much.
I like to build my side walls out 6" past the tub. Makes it easyer to finish the drywall.
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Thanks guys. You guys rough in tubs a lot more than I do so I figured you would have the right answers.

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