Re: National plumbing code - installation of whirlpool tubs
Posted by hj on March 24, 19101 at 08:52:48:
In response to Re: National plumbing code - installation of whirlpool tubs
Forget about any code considerations. If your tub does not set on the floor when it is installed, or if the perimeter needs additional support, then even if there were no requirement, logic says it should still be done. Codes are not replacements for common sense and cannot cover every eventuality.

: It is my understanding that whirlpool bathtubs need to be "set" in mortar, plaster, concrete, or the like in order to be adequately supported and installed properly.

: Is there anything in the national plumbing code requiring that an acrylic whirlpool tub be "set" in mortar, plaster, concrete, or some mixture of the aforementioned items? Also, is there anything in the national plumbing code requiring additional bathtub support such as wood framing for an alcove acrylic bathtub installation?

: If so, please give a source reference and web address. If not, please give a source reference and web address for the national plumbing code and/or the proper installation of acrylic whirlpool tubs.




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