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:
(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
black cat. :)
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.
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
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 :)
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...
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!
black cat :)
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 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
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