New drop-in bathtub install

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  1. Jordan MCLAUGHLIN

    Jordan MCLAUGHLIN New Member

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    First time installing a bathtub and I have found a couple questions that the instructions do not answer.
    my new tub arrived attached to 1/2" osb, and standing on four legs of osb cutoffs glued together. Does the tub stay on those four legs for proper installation? Or are they supposed to be taken off and the full sheet of osb sit on the floor?
    All my readings seem to suggest tubs get secured by screws through the tiling flange (including the instructions for my tub). But this model doesn't have a tiling flange. How in the best way to secure it?

    Any helpful.advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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  2. Terry

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    How about a picture of the top of the tub and the model number?
     
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  4. Jordan MCLAUGHLIN

    Jordan MCLAUGHLIN New Member

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    It is a Maax cocoon 6032 with mocrojets.
    It is for drop in or alcove (with a attachable apron) style tub. I plan to attach the a apron front.

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    Normally installed on a deck if it doesn't come with a flange on top.
    The legs can sit on the floor, or if that is difficult to set up just right, being that it's being dropped down, you might wind up installing with piles of mortar mix that spread out to conform to the height that you need to fill that void. I can sometimes use the legs if I'm sliding the tub in or dropping it all the way to the floor. More difficult on a tile deck, as you never know exactly what you're working with.
     
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    Thank you! I was really looking for some assurance that it can/should stay on the legs (just seems off and less then fully supported to me) in a mortar bed and supported all around on the edge.

    Thank you again and appreciate the timely responses!
     
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    A few mortar piles under that at certain points will make it more secure.
    How does it feel to walk in it now?
     
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    Just got it all leveled and supported all around the outside and wedges under the legs for support and leveling it feels solid
     
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