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Old 08-25-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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Making room for new bathtub


New to forum and in the middle of a bathroom renovation. Wife and I made the decision to go with a less expensive home for our first and have been underway with upgrades.

I have a question with an area of my bathroom. We have a rather small alcove allowing only 59" for a bathtub and my wife found a 60" tub she wants to use. Our alcove has 2 interior walls and 1 exterior (being the back of the tub). I can't make room at the front due to my vent pipe being in that wall and running into the foundation. I asked a friend who does carpentry work to give his advice and he came over and placed three studs sideways in the 31.5" stretch between a window and corner to allow 2" extra room for cement board and tile. Is this ok and does code allow for it? I can place studs correctly with 16" on center spacing and just have a notch in the center with 2 or so sidways oriented 2x4's to mount cement board to just for the pinnacle of the tub lip to fit. Pic attached and thanks in advance for any help

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Old 08-25-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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Well... can't post pics yet due to new member status.
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While not the ideal solution, it will work and ,yes, it will meet code in a non-bearing partition---
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It is an exterior wall though, not an inside partition. Do I need to place the studs at 16" the correct way? I would feel more secure knowing my exterior wall is braced. I could just make a niche area between studs to give me the extra 2" there.
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Let's see if another carpenter has a suggestion---I did not realize that was the outside wall---

I am more concerned with insulation than the structure---
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Seeing as there was no insulation before, I'll be able to pack in some utilizing the 2 inches in the notched area and 4 in the other. Will be better than what I had. I live in Louisiana and our winters are not too harsh.
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It is an exterior wall though, not an inside partition. Do I need to place the studs at 16" the correct way? I would feel more secure knowing my exterior wall is braced. I could just make a niche area between studs to give me the extra 2" there.
Not sure why your friend did not just add a new header across the 31.5" to carry the load and allow for any type of 2x4 orientation below that. Then you would have the security you desire and be able to do whatever is needed/desired to allow for finishing the wall. It would also eliminate trying to come up with a way to meet up with the crown/ceiling.
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I think I will go that route. Seems like a good middle of the road route. I appreciate the suggestion!
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