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Old 11-17-2011, 04:09 AM   #1
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How do we fix the 1/2 inch gap at the bottome of the tub surround? Do we just apply a lot of sealer or fill the gap with something and then apply sealer.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
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Why is there a gap? The apron should have gone all the way to the floor-----

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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The bottom edge of the tub surround should almost meet the rim of the tub. The bottom edge should be trimmed as needed. THe rim of a built in tub has a lip turned up all the way around the back and the drywall or wallboard is supposed to come down in front of that lip and the tub surround is out on the wall surface. Then only a modest bead of caulk is needed around the side and back rim of the tub and at the bottomedge of the tub surround.
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How do we fix the 1/2 inch gap at the bottome of the tub surround? Do we just apply a lot of sealer or fill the gap with something and then apply sealer.
You fix it by removing the surround and figuring out why it ended up that way. It should have been dry fitted originally to see everything was aligned. Once the fit is correct, you install it permanently.
Your method will fail in a short time and the tub will leak. The wood will grow mold and then rot. The area under the tub will leak to the floor below causing mold and ceiling damage.
If this was just put in, you might be able to remove it without damaging it.
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