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Hi,

I just installed a Sterling Vikrell bathtub. I did not use the clips on the walls, so that I can remove the walls if there is a problem. I know that I am supposed to butt the bathtub flange with the drywall, but not cover it. Then, I am supposed to fill the gap with a lightweight, setting type compound. My question is, if I have a problem and have to remove the walls, how hard is it to remove the setting type compound from the flange, or do I have to destroy the walls?

I know that some people use 1/8" furring under the drywall and cover the flange. I had to shim the walls in some places, so furring would range from 1/8" to 3/8". The furring may be easier; however, the preferred method above seems the better option with my shimming.

Thanks,

David
 

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if I have a problem and have to remove the walls, how hard is it to remove the setting type compound from the flange,
And what kind of a problem do you anticipate that would cause you to have to remove that thing?

Do you have any idea how many millions of those things have been installed and no one ever thinks about having to remove them?

You are way over-thinking this thing.:)
 
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