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Old 01-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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I installed an alcove tub, and one of the legs had to be raised because the floor was uneven. The problem is that the outer wall of the alcove tub (the part that faces the outside) hangs above the floor, so when I put my weight on it, it bends slightly, rubbing against a stud and making a squeaking noise. What is the proper way to fix this?

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Was the tub set in morter?
Little late now but the floor should have been leveled before the tub went in so it could make 100% contact.
The only thing I can think of that may work off hand is thin set mixed up and poured into a mason bag and shot in from the front side under the lip.
And no, expanding foam is not the ansewer.

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Was the tub set in morter?
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The only thing I can think of that may work off hand is thin set mixed up and poured into a mason bag and shot in from the front side under the lip.
That might be a good idea.

But the main thing I'm afraid of is whether it's supposed to be pressed against the stud like that, or should there actually be a small gap?
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A picture would sure help.
Not sure where a 2 X 4 would come into play.
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Well for one thing that wall should have came past the tub by at least 4", 6" would have been better. Now there's no way to finish the wall with tile or sheetrock.
Extend the wall out and move that 2 X 4.
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I agree with Joe, move that stud out so it's not flush with the tub.

To eliminate the movement, you can cut down a 2x4 into a shim that will fit into that space under the tub and also mix up some mortar or concrete and put it under the tub to eliminate any flexing or bowing in the tub. Make sure the shim is flush with the tub though, so you can run your cement board (assuming here) up to it and tile over top.

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