jacuzzi bathtub?


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Old 05-06-03, 03:30 PM
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jacuzzi bathtub?

is their any special codes that apply to installing jacuzzi tubs? such as laying down some kind of moisture barrier on the floor? or does it just sit on the subfloor just like any regular ole bathtub?
 
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Old 05-07-03, 05:17 PM
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jespo14,

http://jacuzzi.com/pdf/K272.PDF (See Framing and Support)

Following the directions per the manufacture for installation. Lack of support causes squeaks, in some cases leaks at drain pipe fittings and worst of all cracks in the finish material. Most manufacturers recommend or suggest installing a mortar base support under the tub bottom before setting the tub in place. You can use either a bag of Quikcrete or a 5 gallon pail of pre-mix joint compound. ( usually I use the pre-mix 5 gallon...lazy and it's less mess) You can lay poly down under the tub prior to doing this to prevent any moisture issues while this is drying.

When this sets up, usually with 24-48 hours, your tub bottom will be rock solid supported. This does 2 things, prevents any possibility of potential cracking within the fiberglass/acrylic and eliminates any movement at the tub drain assembly or potential leaks that could happen.

Ensure that you do not get any around the tub drain assembly should you need to do anything down the line. In most cases, the holes cut for the drain lines will keep any base support away from it.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 05-07-03, 06:13 PM
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thanks doug. this is what i needed.
 
 

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