Tub/shower remodel

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by trebor1meesh, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. trebor1meesh

    trebor1meesh New Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    This is my first post. I'm updating my combo tub/shower with new cast iron tub (30X60)and new travertine walls. Can you widen the tub width to 34X60 by building up the back wall? I'm thinking of creating a back ledge by adding two 2X6X60 along the back wall and securing them to the existing studs before adding back boards. I hope you understand my question.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    You can do anything you want to, as long as you can be sure it will not leak.
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    A conventional tub has a raised flange on the two ends and across the back. This makes the installation very waterproof. Are you planning some kind of deck-mounted tub? There are more difficult to make waterproof.

    Are you aware how much a cast iron tub weighs? There are quality alternatives such as high end acrylics, and the cast resin models. Cast iron is still probably considered the Cadillac.
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