We bought a Jacuzzi tub that is being put in a new bathroom. The tub
will go into an area surrounded by walls on three sides, so those three
sides will have a tile flange installed. The problem is the from. The unit
does not have a built-in skirt, so a tiled knee wall is being built along
The problem is on the top of the knee wall. Do you tile the framing
first and then sit the tub on the tiles (like you do with a sink into a
countertop) or do you put the tub in place and tile up to it? The plumber
swears that you put the tub in place and tile up to it, but Jacuzzi says
that you first tile and then put the tub on the tile. Any opinions?
I installed one last year. a corner unit. In my installation I could
not see how to set it after the fact. You have to level it and it is
best to set it in a construction adhesive or grout to keep it from
shifting. then check to make sure you get a full drain Then you have
to run all the lines (soldered copper), determine where your
valves/faucets and in my case an auxiliary for a hend held sprayer and
install. And the drain line connection. I built the front frame then
removed it and set the tub in place, did all the plumbing and
electrical hook up replaced the frame, sheathed it and then installed
the finish. In my case this was cultured marble but tile would be no
different. I guess you could drop it in and do all that providing all
of your electrical and plumbing hook up was on the backside walls but
it was not for mine. You also might need to shim your top frame
sheathing to make sure you get a uniform gap between the tub lip and
the finish tile. you don't want the tub lip actually resting on the
deck anyplace, it will unduly stress it. You seal it with an elastic
caulk not a hard grout. Mine was too heavy to handle when you could
not get people around the back (walled) side.
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 02:24:14 GMT, "Stephen Stormont"
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