Got this new American Standard tub which came with two clips, at least I
think that's what they are. Offset in the middle so the screw half is snug
to the wall and the other half is out a bit. The new tub is installed but
not level side to side, but level front to back. Where the heck do the
clips go? The edge of the tub against the wall is low so I figure they
should go there somewhere but how would they catch the edge of the tub? Or
do they even go on the wall? Thanks for any tips, honest to goodness there
is nothing out there on the net for this.
Never seen a tub come with clips. Sure they don't fit on the feet somehow to
level them? Or if the tub is plastic, not metal, maybe they are to secure it
to the wall so it doesn't float when tile guy stands in it. You wanna level
that tub before you close the walls in, or you will have drainage problems,
and a heck of a time getting a decent looking tile job. The sill under the
wallboard flange should be level end-to-end and room-side-to-wall-side. Test
proper slope with a cup of water or a handfull of marbles. (but don't let
the marbles go DOWN the drain). If liquid or marbles don't run right toward
the drain, tub is installed wrong. Back in stone age, we set tubs on a 2x2
rail nailed level to studs all the way around, with nailer plates between
studs, to catch the bottom edge of hardiboard. And if it is over a slab or
against outside wall, don't forget to insulate behind and under the tub, to
avoid January Butt syndrome. (Really not a bad idea in any location- keeps
hot bath hot longer- the women in your house will thank you.)
Really, it ain't rocket science, and every tub I ever unpacked had good
instructions printed right on the box. If your box is gone, go back to store
and look at the same model.
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