COMMUNITY FORUM

vivbrey

08:32PM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 06/27/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
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?

homebild

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.

RayVinZant

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.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2