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Unread 06-01-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
kawa135
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unlevel tub

Here is a situation I will be encountering soon. Tiling a surround with a tub that is 3/4" out of level over it's 5' length. Basically it's sloped downhill towards the drain and water collects in the corner. There really won't be any way of leveling it without ripping out some major stuff. It has a flange on it so nothing is getting into the framing. My questoin is if the bias is not corrected could this be a problem even though it will be properly caulked and maintained? thanks joe
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Unread 06-01-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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It will look funky...I'd fix it. the bigger the tile, the less obvious I think, it would look. Don't use a small sliver of tile - start at the low end and taper full tiles to the smaller end.
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Unread 06-02-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Yeah big tiles will definitely be used like something around 10". The reason leveling it would be so involved is because of the framing. In order to loosen the drain connection to raise the tub the ceiling underneath would have to be removed and there are cabinets and all other kinds of stuff in the way. I'm not chancing raising that much it without loosening connections. I'm just curious how good the caulk will hold up in the corner where the water puddles. I would use siliconized caulk but I have heard it's not totally waterproof. joe
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Unread 06-02-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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Is there a closet or an inside wall at the wet end thatyou could put an access panel in? I'd bite the bullet if that was the case and fix it.
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