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Unread 09-04-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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Smile Cementboard Question

I've got a 42'x60" 3 sided Skirted Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub I'm installing against the wall centered under 2 windows, I have a 13" space between the tub and side walls on both ends of the tub, I can't build walls to inset the tub because of the windows, I need to box it in. My question is when I frame the 2x4's, how high above the lip of the tub should I go,I plan to tile the entire area up to the bottom of the windows and the boxed in area.

1. should it be a little highr than the size of a 6" tile to allow for grout on the top and front of the tub?
2. After framed in should I put plywood and then cementboard then tile. or is just the cementboard enough.What size plywood and cementboard?
3. I want to install the tub faucet on the tub itself, what is the best way to drill the holes for this?

I think I'll have more questions and thanks in advance for any help.

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Unread 09-04-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Any height to build peer walls under windows on either side so you don't have that 1 ft. hole there? Why not set tub on top of tiled deck?You can use one of those cheaper drill operated hole saws in the tile section from H.D. for the holes, and just 1/2 cbu for the walls,and 5/8 ply and 1/2 cbu for deck.
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Unread 09-04-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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1. Sounds like an aesthetic question, Johnney. Maybe whatever you think would look good. Will this tub have a shower also?

Dave: Sounds like it's not a drop-in designed tub. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

2. What Dave said.

3. What material is this tub made of? What does the manufacturer say about you pokin' more holes in their tub? Do you care?

4. If the tub is intergrally skirted on three sides and installed against an exterior wall, what's the plan for plumbing access? You got a picher? We like pichers.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Seriously, what's a peer (or maybe pier) wall Dave?

Must be some kind of Confererate thing. Never hear about them up here in Yankeeland.
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I'm thinking peer walls ain't really got no peers, Mike. No piers, neither. Just like knee walls, which I'm guessing are the same thing, ain't got no knees, and stem walls ain't got no stems.

Ain't South Texas speak, far as I know.
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...and pony walls ain't got no tails?
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and wing walls got no wings either.

Old Dave is sittin' down there wonderin' if that storm is ever gonna come ashore. It seems to be stalled out.

I think most of the plastic Jacuzzi tubs will go either way. Might have to through away a couple parts if you set it into a dais. That's the way to go unless it's a shower. If it's a shower, it should be set into the wall.
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Didn't know ya'll were talkin,i was thinking building little monuments on either side,raise maybe a foot, to tile for aesthetic sake,so as not to have the voids either side.I spelled it,p-e-e-r, didn't i,? oops
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