building a tub enclosure on an unlevel floor

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  1. timber

    timber New Member

    May 10, 2005
    I'm trying to install a jetted tub in my basement. After the plumber roughed in the drain,etc and repoured the concrete, it appears that the floor is not quite level and has dips in it. I was wondering what i should do , if anything to compensate for height the when i build the enclosure for the drop-in tub.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The tub does not hang from its edges, so the floor surface it sits on must be firm and make the edges level. Depending on the manufacturer, the best way to do that is often to set the tub in some mortar, mush it down so it is level, and then let it sit until it sets. This gives a nice firm bottom for the tub, makes it last longer, and just feels better. That mortar will compensate for any slight unevenness left from roughing the drain, unless it is really atrocious. My unprofessional opinion.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Build the enclosure level and do not worry about the floor.
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