Direct to stud bathtub install question

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Radagast, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Radagast

    Radagast New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    I'm installing a direct to stud 60" bathtub and have found the studs to be 60.5" apart. This leaves a noticeable .5" gap. What is the correct way to account for this? Should I push the tub up against one side and then extend all the studs on the other side out .5" so they are flush against the tub flange? Won't I then have to increase every stud on that wall by a matching .5" so the drywall lines up correctly?

  2. BAPlumber

    BAPlumber Plumber

    Jul 18, 2007
    Journeyman Plumber, business owner
    Vashon, Washington
    center the tub so there is .25" on each end. When the greenboard, or whatever your using, is installed you'll never notice it. Or, move it to one side and fur out the other for a tight fit, then the entire wall as needed
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Center the tub.
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