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Unread 03-12-2018, 08:36 AM   #1
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Mortar Bed Question

I have had great help from my bathroom remodel so far from this forum, hoping someone can shed some light on my current situation. I installed a Americast tub per the directions from American Standard (without mortar bed, and only with a stringer opposite of apron). However while I was putting up the Kerdi Banding, I started to hear some popping and cracking sounds from the tub. From my searching on the internet I have found others have had this exact same issue. Kerdi board is already installed and most of the banding is in, taking the tub out is really not an option right now. One stroke of luck I do have is that i have complete access of the back side of the stringer wall, and access to underneath the tub. From my research I have decided to try and shove mortar underneath the tub to give it the proper support it apparently needs. My question is what type of mortar should i use for this? Some family members have suggested using hydraulic cement to help as it will be hard to pack the mortar under the tub even though I do have access to it. If you were to use a regular mortar bed product what type of product would you use in this situation?

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Take it out and do it right, it’s much easier now than later.
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Hi Mitchell,

Use brick mortar. Push small piles of it under. Space them about eight inches apart. ☺
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