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Old 12-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys, new guy here.
I recently had an addition framed that included a bathroom with a tub/shower.
I just paid them to do the framing/roof and I planned on doing everything else.

I ran all the electrical and now I am starting with the plumbing, they framed the bathtub opening at 61-1/4" , so it is 1" too long for the tub. I already ran the electrical and don't really want to get into removing the wall to move it one inch, the contractor finished the framing months ago and I doubt he will come back to repair this. What can I do?

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Would doubling up your drywall help? or shimming the wall out...


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Old 12-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Ayuh,.... Shim it center, by 1/2" on either end...
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You need to make up 1 inch?
1/2 inch drywall and then, 1/2 inch cement board.

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You need to make up 1 inch?
1/2 inch drywall and then, 1/2 inch cement board.

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That's a good idea thank you!
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you are probably going to need to attach the lips of the tub to the wood so wood fur outs maybe? if the drain line is already in be sure and line the drain up with the tub and shim to that...
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I forgot to mention that the drain is already in place in the slab. I'll probably do what Ross said and use 1/2" Sheetrock and duraboard.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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Have a look at these wonderful bathtubes http://www.livingdesignhome.com/2011...rful-bathtube/ I really like the second... is there someone that know where is possible to buy it and how much is the cost ?

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