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Old 04-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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i just added that, i had a tough time finding one in the right dimensions, the new one that has a hole in it fit too
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #17
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Just wanted to thank everyone for their input.

He offered to purchase a new bathtub and install it, which is the route we took.

One question, this new bathtub required a mortar bed be installed. Is there any issue installing this on the 2nd Floor of an older home (Built in 1922)?

He didn't put a mortar bed under the first one, so I'm curious as to what the repurcussions of not installing one are?

Thanks again
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #18
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The installation instruction specifically state that the tub is not self supporting, and must be supported with mortar or grout. Just wanted to check, this whole remodel has been incredibly trying, I shouldn't know more than the supposed professional.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #19
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If the tub says it's not self supporting and you don't put the mortar bed it will carry the weight of the water and occupant along the skirt and tile flanges which fiberglass tubs aren't designed to do like steel tubs. It will crack like Bob says.
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Thanks, just needed to the reassurance before I brought it to his attention
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