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Old 06-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Drop in tub frame

I have purchased a 6 ft. soaker tub and removed the old tub. I now need to build a frame for the new tub which which can be tiled and have a granite surface which the tub will be dropped into. How do I buld the frame?
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The directions should have been with the tub, or go on line and look them up on that companys web site.
There is no one set of instrutions that fits all tubs.
You ripped this all apart and now you want to know how to build it? Hmm.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Typically a 2x4 stud knee wall or box--covered with3/4" bc plywood--then topped with 1/4" cement board--

More info needed--how many walls--how is the deck shaped---access panel needed?
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Hi Ottomwa:

Build the 2 x4 wall as Mike suggests, and look on the tub manufacturer's website for instructions on building the bottom slope properly. This is very important to ensure that the tub drains properly. The instructions will give you the precise angle that you need to build. I repeat, very important to build the angle correctly.
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