06:09AM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 06/25/01
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I have what I would call a "slide in" 4' cast iron tub that I am preparing to install in a newly renovated bathroom. Once in place, what (other than its tremendous weight) holds it in place. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


03:27PM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
The tub will be held in place by plumbing connections or at least the drain pipe.Since most tubs are fit into a tight spot,it will be caulked along the three upper edges.On the lower outside edge of the tub,whether it butts up to floor tile or not,you will want to caulk along that edge as well.All of this said,plus the weight as you mentioned,keep things in place.

erik peterson

07:12AM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
The tub is levelled and held into place typically by 2"x4" cut and fitted so the tub-lip slides ontop... preferably 3 sides, supporting the tub in a level position. If the tub is not level it will cause lots of problems starting with un-even tile install.
How often have you seen water sitting in the corner of the top tub many are installed crooked. erik

plumber Tom

10:26AM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Some plumber's also "mud" their tubs in on the bottom. Basically a dry mix of mortar or sand mix. Your new tub should come with a styrofoam panel on the bottom. Don't remove the styrofoam.
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