leveling a tub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Taylor, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

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    When is a tub "level enough"?

    I have a floor that's out of level by 1/8" along the length of the tub, sloping away from the faucet end. Is it necessary to level the tub? It's a CI tub, sits on four legs with an apron. The apron is going to make leveling "interesting."

    Appreciate any advice.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That amount is too insignificant to require any adjustment. The floor of the tub has more than adequate slope to deal with it.
  3. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

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    Thanks, sounds good to me.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Along the length a little bit out of level isn't catastrophic, but it can be more critical side-to-side, since those don't have any built-in slope, or if they do, it is very slight. You wouldn't want water pooling against a wall, so leveling that direction is more critical.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That direction doesn't have a skirt setting on the floor so there is a lot of latitude to level it that way.
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