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Old 08-17-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Placing Bathtub on top of open floor joists? please help!

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We are having our master bath totally remodeled by a contractor. We have purchased the Bain Ultra Amma air jetted tub. Today I noticed the floor has been left half open (they did work on the new drain and new pipes, so it was cut into.) My husband called the contractor tonight and he said that they are going to place the new tub on the open floor joists because there is no place to install an air vent. They need air to circulate for the air jets to work? My concern is that there is no subfloor supporting this tub? and how do we know that the floor can support 1500 pounds for this tub? Please help us!
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Is this job being inspected?

I've never heard of setting a tub onto open floor joists.

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My 1940s bath has the tub sitting on open joists.
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I would be sure there is sufficient support to carry the load. It may be a good idea as it would be an easy way to access the tub works in case it needs to be worked on. The down side for me would be having to rework the floor if I had to buy another tub not the same size as that one. Just a thought.
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