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Old 01-16-2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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Tub Framing and Install

I am remodeling my bathroom. I removed an old cast iron tub that only had a wall on 2 sides and used an L-shaped shower curtain rod.

I am installing a 3 wall cast iron tub (kohler villager). I have yet to frame the 3rd wall (opposite side of spout).

After thinking about it a little, I think it'll be WAY easier to get the tub into place and level and then frame up the 3rd wall. I can't think of any reason why this isn't an awesome idea. Please tell me if I'm missing something here.

Also, tub instructions do not mention using a ledger for install, just shimming tub "feet" if necessary with metal shims. I've read other forums saying to always use a ledger, even for this tub. Any opinions here?

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Old 01-16-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: Tub Framing and Install

I wish I had the option to do that with my tub install into a 3 wall alcove, but my shower fixtures are on the framed wall. I'd go for it if it were me, but I'm no pro. Maybe one will chime in but I can't think of a reason not to do it.
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