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Old 12-23-2002, 01:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Roman Tub (How to)

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Need any and all info on building a tile Roman tub. ? drain, waterproofing, Structure, any-good Internet Sites ??

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Old 12-23-2002, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hi Stone, Welcome.

We've got another thread going on right now concerning a roman tub over on the advice board. I'm going to move you there now. Have a look around when you arrive.
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Old 12-23-2002, 08:09 PM   #3
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I'm in the process of building a Roman Tub of sorts, it's all done but the actual tile installation. It's 8 sided, has 2 walls on 45 degree angles and a submerged step. It holds 144 gallons of water when filled to the drain overflow. Put in a standard pre-slope then a mach enforced finished slope, just like the guys here talk about. Oh yea, and one other thing, use a whole bunch of Laticrete 9235. I sealed over the preslope then up the walls with the liquid and fabric, water tested it then put in the finished slope and sealed over it and up the walls again with the 9235 and water tested it again. Both seals worked great, my first time doing anything like this so you know it must be easy to work with. You might need to beef up the joists, if you have them, underneath the tub, I doubled the joists then added 6" X 3/4" steel plates to the joists directly under the tub and 1 1/8" plywood over the joists. If you want more details e-mail me and I'll e-mail you some pictures and let you know what I learned, most of it the hard way.
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Old 12-23-2002, 11:48 PM   #4
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roman tub

Structure?
The tub is going to take place of an existing porcilan tub in a standard 3x5 shower tub setting. The walls are standard 2x4 framing 16" on center, is thier any need to beef up the studs?? My plan is to place blocking in the lower 20 inches of the three exsiting walls and build a 17" tall concrete curb secured to the two end walls and floor.
Waterproofing?
My only experiance in waterproofing is by using pasco shower pan liner. But it sounds like laticrete 9235 would work better for this need. How do you waterproof around the overflow device??
Drain?
Who knows of a plumbing company that makes drains that works like a standard bath tub for this instance??

Books for help on roman tubs?? Web sites?? ANYTHING ???
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Old 12-24-2002, 07:31 AM   #5
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There are cast iron shower drains that can be adapted to pull-up tub drains. I think the 9235 is a better idea than a PVC liner. Have you used the search? There are some roman tub threads on here.
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