Re: bathtub installaion
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on December 24, 1999 at 21:55:15:
In response to Re: bathtub installaion
: This is in regards to a question posted on Nov. 26, 1997, We are installing an Americast bathtub and then plan to put 1/2" backerboard around the stall and then tile it. You mention that you can avoid shimming the whole wall, and install the cement board above the flange of the tub and not over it. if you do it this way, how do you tile it and not have a huge gap between the tub and the bottom edge of the tile? Do you fill it all in with silicone? can you drop the bottom edge of the tile down below the cement board to lessen the gap? I guess this is more of a tiling question but if you have any advice it's appreciated.
: Mele Kalikimaka!

Kristi, You mention that you can avoid shimming the whole wall, and install the cement
board above the flange of the tub and not over it. if you do it this way, how do you tile it and not have a huge gap between the
tub and the bottom edge of the tile? Do you fill it all in? Fill it in with the tile glue. let it dry then glue your wall and start your first row of tile. bring the tile down to the top of the tub. I put mastic tape on tub and peel off when i'm done. Most tile glue cans will have the manufactures instructions on the can. Hope this helps. Dale Peck LMP


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