Re: National plumbing code - installation of whirlpool tubs
Posted by Len Siciliano on August 18, 2002 at 13:27:25:
In response to Re: National plumbing code - installation of whirlpool tubs
Support is not mentioned in the plumbing code because the code is designed to protect the health of persons exposed to plumbing systems and the dangers these systems can pose if not installed properly. Common sence tells you that a tub filled with 40 gallons of water with a person weighing 200 pounds or more in the tub can weigh in at over 600 pounds needs to be supported in a substantial manner.
: : 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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