Bathtub Installation Problem
I am trying to install a new bath tub. ( metal with enamel ) and it just doesn't want to fit in. The opening is maybe an 1/8-1/4" too small.
If I slightly bent the flange to get it in, will it be a problem? I don't think it should but I don't want to crack the enamel. ( but it is made to have nails/screws put through it, the flange that is)
DO NOT TRY TO BEND IT!!
It will pop the finish off or crack.
Got a picture?
A few wacks on the bottom plate or the studs should move them back enough to get it in.
look and see if any studs are sticking out past the bottom plate and if any
are bowed. used to have the same problem in new houses with the studs not
being lined up with the bottom plate. better to shave the studs then to try
bending the flange esp if its a steel tub, too easy for the porcelain to just
pop where you dont want it to. if you can slide the tub in from the front you
can cut 1/8 inch deep notches in the studs that are sticking out.
how about some pictures?
Ok, I will just notch the studs a little. Thanks!
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