Re: Important to install whirlpool in mortar base?
Posted by john@johnbridge.com on April 16, 19101 at 16:51:45:
In response to Re: Important to install whirlpool in mortar base?
: Use the mortar base. It provides support in addition to the legs and gives a nice sturdy feel. You don't have to worry about vibration working the glue or caulk free either. (I would use the caulk in addition to the mortar base.)


Having mudded in a number of whirlpools, supply a trick. Instead of making one huge pile of mortar on the floor, divide it into four smaller piles. This give it somewhere to spread to as you push the tub base down into it. When you get it settled to its final position, pour about ten gallons of water into the tub. This will hold it in place while the mortar sets.

John (Bring me some more mud) Bridge



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