Bath - tubular legs


Hi
I will be installing a new bath in a few days. The tubular legs that came with the bath aren't symetrical, in that they look like this:
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floor
(ie) on one side they are plumb, the other has a kink going out-for half the lenght of the leg, then it goes perfectly plumb.
Why is this? They aren't bent, but designed this way. My old bath's legs are symetrical.
black cat. :)
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oh yeah, before someone posts "RTFM" the instructions made no reference to this matter at all - so there! :P)
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"black cat" wrote:

I have no idea, unless it is to allow a contoured bath panel to fit flush. If it is an acrylic bath are you aware that the bath edges where they meet the tiles may flex slightly when in use making it difficult to maintain a water-tight seal? If you are going to chase the long edge into the wall this should prevent flexing. If not, the only other fix I know of is a wooden supporting frame. Obviously ignore if you have bought a steel bath.
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Hi
It is an acrylic bath with wooden a frame pre-glued to the bath
Maybe it is for the side panel, but it should fit regardless from what I can see.
The bath is 685 wide, as opposed to the typical 700, perhaps they adapt 'standard legs' to fit 'non standard baths' ????
I don't suppose it matters, just darn intriguing
I can't see any manufacturer's details - so I can't even harass them!
Thanks for the reply :)
black cat
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Just an idea ! Could it be for those houses like mine, where the hot and cold water pipes run along the wall under the bath. I presume that the legs can be fitted either way round... -- the_constructor
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On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 21:24:12 +0100, "the_constructor"

That's exactly right! A lots of houses have the water pipes as well as soil pipes running along the wall.
Don.
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<snip>
Oh I see, just better options when pipes and panels come into the equation. I could have the legs either way, but I suppose the plumb side would be better against the panel as it would give better side 'impact' rigidness to the panel. If you know what I mean!
Thanks to all the replies!
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It was nice to read that I had got something right :-)
I am actually in the process of fitting a new kitchen and having put new hot & cold (Plastic) water pipes in at a new convenient point, which means that the upstairs pipes will have their own run separate from the downstairs pipes. I have to take the old ones out. This means I have to take the bath out upstairs to get to the old pipes which are actually T'd at the back of the bath and disappear under the floor (I just love all this messing about). I shall be then run new pipes (plastic) for the upstairs under the bath so that if anything goes horribly wrong in the future, I have easy access to them. I hope that you can all follow that. It never fails to amuse me that plumbers and builders and electricians always put pipes and cables etc in the most inaccessable places, they don't always follow a logical path either. -- the_constructor
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I suppose it would, but I always make my own wooden framework and fit my own designed panel to the bath. -- the_constructor
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The legs on our "new" bath went straight down to the floor. When I fitted the bath panel it would not sit vertical. Instead the bottom part stuck out because of the legs. I had to chisel out some vertical grooves on the inside of the panel to accommodate the legs. Maybe this is why yours curve inwards?

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