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Old 11-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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I am wondering what the best option might be to put a tub surround around a tub that has a window. I am looking to replace the window with a vinyl window unless there is a better option. I dont want to use glass blocks or anything like that. I plan to use cement board on all walls but am not sure the best way to water seal the window and surrounding area. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Best thing to do is get rid of the window totaly, reframe and just have a transom window. or add a solor tube. It's amazing how the whole room can light up with one solor tube. You can even get one with a light in it to use at night.

If you insist on keeping the window get a vinyl replacement window and replace all the trim with vinyl and seal all the trim behind it with silicone caulking.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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When you say "tub surround" are you saying tile or plastic?
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Trying to do this on a pretty restricted budget, so plastic is unfortunately the option.
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Just so you know, you can get acrilic block replacement windows.
Still get the light but no one can see in.
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Just to clarify - I think we're all assuming when you say "tub surround" you mean tub/shower surround.
If it's just a tub it will be a whole lot easier.
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Your assumptions are correct, its a tub with a shower surround

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