07:00AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 06/08/05
24 lifetime posts
I've read that you should put the plumbing for the tub in before you place the tub. I guess I don't understand why you have to do that. For me, I have to see what I'm hooking up to before I can fit the pipes. How do you determine the position of the piping if the tub isn't placed? Is there a benefit to placing the tub first?


05:27AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
I always install the tub first so I can level it and make it secure, then I install the waste and overflow and the faucet. If you do it the reverse, you just have more things hanging down to catch on the floor and walls when your trying to get the tub in place.

This is just my own 30 years as a plumber talking though.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


05:51AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 06/08/05
24 lifetime posts
Thanks Ray...that makes more sense to me. If you're a plumber with 30 years under your belt then it makes me feel better that I wanted to set the tub first


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