08:32PM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 06/27/05
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I removed an old single piece tub and shower combination unit. The overall width (OW)is 59 and 1/4 inches between the 2 end wall framing. The cut sheet calls for the (OW) to be 60 inches for the new tub and the new wall covering. What is the best way or the most practical way to move the wall with the plumbing. The other end wall is the exterior wall; it can't be moved.

Should I look for a new shower/tub unit that has smaller dimensions?


04:38AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
You are going to have to move or reframe the wall so that your rough opening is 60 inches from wood to wood.

They do not make tubs with smaller dimensions unless you want to go to a 4 or 4'6" tub/shower combo or 4 or 4'6" shower alone.


05:19AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
If you only need to take off 3/4 inch. I would trim the wall where the flange of the shower rests against the wall. You don't need to move the whole wall. Most fiberglass units have a upper rim that is exactly 60" from side to side. But the actual dimension is less than that and will fit in a smaller opening. I have often routed out a 3/4 inch depth for the unit.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


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