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BustedThumb 04-22-2008 12:52 PM

I want to use a drop-in whirlpool in a three walled installation, how?
 
My current master bath has a 5' clawfoot tub in a 48"x80" opening with one large window to the exterior. There is a much better selection of drop-in whirlpools than traditional three wall tubs.

I am thinking through the process of tiling down to the tub surface of a drop-in but I am creating a potential problem without a tub flange to contain any water that penetrates through the grout.

Anyone have pictures, details or other tips for this?

bbcamp 04-22-2008 12:58 PM

David, your problem will be bigger that you thought. Not only will there be no flange to keep the water out of the wall, but the lip (rim) of a drop in tub will force the water towards the wall. Keep looking for either a 3-wall alcove tube or an undermount tub.

jadnashua 04-22-2008 04:48 PM

Some manufacturers make a flange kit for their drop-in tubs...check to see what options are available. If the manufcturer doens't offer it as an option, you may not want to go that way.


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