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Unread 12-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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New tub is too close to door frame to fit tile

Hello, I replaced my bathtub during a total bath remodel. I replaced the door and set the tub, tiled the floor and was preparing to tile the tub area when I realized I didn't consider that the clearance between the tub and door frame did not allow for tile. Is it acceptable to scribe the wood door trim around the edge of the tile and tile from the tub up? Having the wood trim contact the tub doesn't sound like a good idea but I am at a loss for other solutions
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Unread 12-18-2017, 10:16 PM   #2
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PVC trim would fix your problem as opposed to putting wood trim against the tub... Do you live in a humid environment, or relatively dry?

The big blue box AND the big orange box both sell it, and lowes also sells a product called interplast which is foam based. Worth a look.
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I use PVC trim outside regularly. Its a perfect solution for the edge of the bath. I will waterproof the framing in that corner and waterproof the cement board. We are in Philly area. The tub is on interior walls.
Thanks again for the idea.
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Hi Tony,

If you're going to use a glass enclosure you probably won't have a problem with the wood. If a curtain, it'll get a little wet.
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Unread 12-19-2017, 11:24 AM   #5
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Why not buy a new custom prehung door a bit smaller and add some space along the right trim stud? You can't move the tub, but is it possible to shrink the door?
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Unread 12-19-2017, 12:13 PM   #6
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Hi, Thanks for the replies.

I will be using a shower curtain.

The door I installed is a brand new pre hung, pre painted. The floor is tiled and the threshold is set so it would be a big job to replace it. I did consider replacement since it was my error in planning but I think with the use of PVC molding and extreme attention to waterproofing I will have comfort in the outcome.
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Unread 12-25-2017, 01:30 AM   #7
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I would enjoy seeing pictures of how this comes out or any steps in between. My remodel has a very similar setup where the door hinge is very close to the tub. I'm trying to figure out the minimum spacing I need before I frame everything out.

Also could I ask why there's faced insulation in the interior wall? I wasn't planning to insulate but maybe I should? Is it for noise?

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You really don't want faced insulation behind a waterproof shower as that created the dreaded 'moisture sammich'

Can you start your own thread with some pictures? we like pictures.

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