Moving tub drain

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by JoeDB, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. JoeDB

    JoeDB New Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to this forum. I am remodeling my bathroom. I knew the walls on each end of the tub had issues. The tub is a standard 60 inches but the opening is 64 1/2 inches 3 1/2 inches on the back end and 1 inch on the front ( where the drain is). What I would like to know is can I move the tub and drain 1 inch forward so it's against the wall studs? This way I would only have to build a false wall on one end of the tub instead of both ends. The floor is concrete slab, the underground drains are cast iron. The overflow and drain is PVC.
    I would appreciated any help you can give.

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Probably, but it is hard to say without being there or seeing a picture.

    It is common to have the tub end up against a wall.
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    Similar question posed by randyc just 2 posts above yours . Give us some pics, and see answers in that post as well.
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