Replacing a one piece tub/shower and surround.
Posted by candace on December 02, 2003 at 17:16:16:
We have a leak coming from somewhere in our shower area. We were planning on replacing the shower soon, anyway, so we've just moved it up. My question is about measurements. We have an alcove style surround and tub.

The bathtub/surround measures 58" X 31". (wallboard to wallboard) It seems to me like there is no wallboard behind the surround and tub itself, to get to the measurements of a 'standard' opening. (IE, before the wallboard, the actual opening was 60X32.)

If we install wallboard behind the surround and tub (per instructions for using the adhesive), I'm worried this will push the tub off center as far as the plumbing is concerned, or it won't even fit into the opening.

Any advice? Or are tubs that are a 'standard' size of 60X32, not actually that size? (but close)

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