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Old 05-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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What is the standard dimensions for a full-sized soaker/jacuzzi tub?
Is it 6' x 4'?

What about standard tubs? Are those 5' x 3'?

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They come in a variety of sizes, depending on what options you want, and how much money you want to spend.

60, 66 and 72 are standard lengths

Widths are available anywhere from 32, 34, 36, and 42.

Again, it depends on what tub you are getting.

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They come in a variety of sizes, depending on what options you want, and how much money you want to spend.

60, 66 and 72 are standard lengths

Widths are available anywhere from 32, 34, 36, and 42.

Again, it depends on what tub you are getting.
So those are actual dimensions of the tub, not "rough in" dimensions?
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They come in a variety of sizes, depending on what options you want, and how much money you want to spend.

60, 66 and 72 are standard lengths

Widths are available anywhere from 32, 34, 36, and 42.

Again, it depends on what tub you are getting.
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Tubs size is also the rough framing size--tubs are installed to the studs--then wall covering is installed--
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Note that rough framing is generally 1/8 - 1/4 " larger than the tub itself to give space for minor imperfections in the tub flange.
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If the situation will allow it---leave one end wall unframed until the tub is in place---

This can make the job much easier---add the wall after the tub is in the opening--
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I might get a "freestanding" instead of a drop in as they utilize space better.

Can't leave any walls "unframed" as the walls are ICF/concrete walls.
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If the walls are ICF, then i'm betting the floor is concrete. Most freestanding tubs are designed for the valves to be mounted to the side of the tub with the waterlines coming out of the floor. Most of them require a wood floor in order to make the connections below the floor after the tub is set.

We did one on a concrete floor just recently because the owner insisted, and I can't believe it actually worked. When I compared our method to the installation manual, we pretty much did everything completely backwards.
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If the walls are ICF, then i'm betting the floor is concrete. Most freestanding tubs are designed for the valves to be mounted to the side of the tub with the waterlines coming out of the floor. Most of them require a wood floor in order to make the connections below the floor after the tub is set.

We did one on a concrete floor just recently because the owner insisted, and I can't believe it actually worked. When I compared our method to the installation manual, we pretty much did everything completely backwards.
Yep, the floor will be concrete (InsulDeck).

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