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Old 11-26-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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I screwed in my whirlpool bathtub to studs???

I got a whirlpool bath tub and I am putting tile above it. I drilled into the top of the tub and then nailed it in with roofing nails. Then I read the directions and see that the nails should be above the flange that I drilled and nailed. They advise against drilling into the flange and mounting it. What is the problem with drilling and nailing the tub flange to the wall studs?
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Typically you pin a nail/screw so that it rests on the top of the flange holding in place by friction more or less not nailing through the flange. I would do like your supposed to do and calk those holes you made. The reason is most likely to get the fastener further away from water, not making a hole, and not risking the tub settling or cracking from you puting a hole in it.
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