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sonjan 03-22-2010 05:17 AM

How to install a fiberglass bathtub?
 
I need to know how to install a fibreglass bathtub. Some say you need to install it with sand and others say with sement. Please help!!!
Thanks

Just Bill 03-22-2010 06:00 AM

Many tubs require a formable base to support the bottom. Check manufacturers recommendations.

Thurman 03-22-2010 08:44 AM

Bill's correct. But do put some type of base under the tub. David

plummen 03-22-2010 09:41 PM

thinset seems to work good

vsheetz 03-23-2010 01:56 AM

Typically recommended to have a bed or thinset or similar under the tub. Else it may well have movement and give when you stand in it. A search here should provide additional details.

Alan 04-05-2010 09:06 AM

We use "High strength mortar mix" Sometimes the distance between the floor and the deck is too great. Thinset only works in about 1/4" thickness (hence the name thinset)

Jim F 04-05-2010 05:59 PM

That's the first time I've heard of that Alan, makes sense though. Thanks.


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