Tub Installation

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by boomer70, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. boomer70

    boomer70 New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    We're putting a tub in an alcove, and the manufacturer recommends using roofing nails to secure the flange around the top of the tub to the studs. However, looking at the package of the galvanized nails, it says that the nails should not be used where surface rust is unacceptable. What material should the nails be made from? We obviously don't want rust seeping into the tub. Thanks for your advice.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    There would normally never be any water at the top of the tub flange.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You could always use SS screws with a washer instead...less chance of slipping and banging something with the hammer as well. But, it shouldn't get wet.
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