Nobody answered my tub question so I thought I'd give a little more
My contractor built the tub alcove at the wrong dimensions. All the
plumbing and drywall is installed. The studs are a little over 62"
apart, whereas the installation instructions (which they never opened)
specified 60 and 1/4" inches between studs so that the drywall would
overlap the lip of the tub. The cross section of the tub (Am. Std.
Renaissance Whirlpool) looks approximately like this (not to scale):
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When I notified him of the problem he simply tore out the drywall and
nailed stringers to the studs, saying that the extra 2" won't be a
problem. I am worried that water will accumulate around the edges
(where the lip tapers down toward the wall) and cause leakage
problems. This is a 3rd floor bath.
Is his solution acceptable or do I have to make him tear out existing
plumbing and rebuild the wall to proper specifications?