03:46AM | 03/20/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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When installing a bathtub, is is normal to pitch the tub towards the drain line or are tubs already pitched that way.

My contractor pitched my tub and now the tub surround doesn't fit properly.

Any help ??



plumber Tom

04:53AM | 03/20/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Nope, tubs are to be installed level.


05:31AM | 03/20/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Now I guess I will have to tell the contractor to rip out the tub and start all over.

Well, not really but now I have to find something more than caulk to fill in the gap.

Got any ideas on that ? I used to have to re-caulk every three months or so. Can't seem to find a better caulk.




08:05AM | 03/20/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
If you paid a contractor to put the tub in and they did it wrong why wouldn't you have them come back out? I sure would.


05:34AM | 04/10/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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What kind of tub caulking will last the

longest ? I have a new tub surround installed now and the contractor did NOT caulk where the surround meets the tub. On my old tub, I was caulking every few months. What kind of caulk will last longer ? Also, where to buy it.

Thanks all.



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