Installing 60" tub in 60" space
Posted by Lyrr Descy on April 26, 2003 at 17:15:46:
How, without removing or cutting through studs, do I get a new 60" tub into an existing, barely 60" space with little room to maneuver it? (Once the other fixtures are out of course.) Because the old tub has an upright instead of sloping back (very uncomfortable), I want to replace it rather than just refinish it.

Also, I'd like to extend the new flooring a little way under the new tub so that I don't have a possibly leaky strip of caulking to seal the gap where the flooring meets the tub. I don't think this kind of seal is ever truly waterproof. Is this recommended? I'll be using top of the line vinyl flooring, and any replacement flooring 15 or 20 years from now can just meet the tub while the old flooring still keeps the water out.

Your advice will be appreciated.

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