Thread: handmade tub
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Unread 07-06-2007, 07:38 AM   #9
SteveVB
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Sorry- xps -expanded poly styrene - sheets of foam. Owens Corning makes theirs pink and DOW makes theirs Blue. Its easy to shape(messy) and strong enough to provide support. Ive never done anything like you describe but Ive seen a hot tub built with the xps shaped with a grinder and covered with concrete. It was a few years ago and I thought it was interesting. The foam provides a continuous backing and form for the mud and provides insulation during use. They basically built a box of layers of foam and cut and ground in seats and such, added some mesh to hold the concrete and troweled on the mud IIRC.

Nice Bill, very nice
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