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Old 11-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hey all.
First bathtub install here.
I have a room that's 62 inches wide. The tub will go at the end of room, and I have built out the rough in to be 60 inches wide to match the tub.

Problem. I can't find any way to get the tub to turn around in the room to get it into the space. I can get the tub vertical, but I can't quite get it horizontal. As I'm turning it horizontal, the edges of the apron catch on the walls.

I just re-floored this room, so there is nothing in the room at all except for pex pipes coming up through the floor. It seems like I should be able to work it into place, but no luck so far.
Anybody know the trick?

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you are going to be doing some demo.

If you have ever seen a new house under construction the tub is put in before all the interior walls are done just because of the issue you are having.

If you are lucky you can just remove some dry wall and the tub will go in with that extra 3 1/2" of space you picked up between some studs. If that doesn't work and your studs are 24" on center on a non load bearing wall you can cut out the bottom part of one stud tub height and slide it in thru the wall. 16" on center and you may have to take out the bottom of two studs.

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You haven't lived until you try that with a 400lb cast iron tub. Good times !
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If the drywall is gone the tub apron will clear the studs---
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Thanks all for the replies.

Oh'mike you were right.
I stripped the walls and got it installed.
I did have to shave a stud with the reciprocating saw. It was sticking out a tad.
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