New tub

Old 04-22-04, 08:52 AM
Mark in Ottawa
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New tub

I'm thinking of enlarging the main bathroom on the second floor of my townhome. I'd like to move the wall that separates the bathroom and the bedroom in a couple of feet (taking a couple of feet away from the mstbdr but it's big enought that I spare the space) thereby giving myself a larger master bath.

Two questions, if I move and/or change the tub, I'll have to pour another slab under the tub in the new location. How do I do this? Will I need to build a box directly on top of the subfloor to contain the mortar under the tub?

Has anyone had any experience in putting an electric fireplace behind a glass wall in a tub/shower? I can't consider a gas f/p as there is only one location permitted for a gas fireplace in the unit. Any ideas?

Old 04-22-04, 09:31 PM
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Might want to open that wall your describing to see if that is a plumbing wall, where all the majority of plumbing pipes go up and serve the bath group.

Ventless gas fireplaces have more compatability, and less costly to operate.
Old 04-23-04, 07:47 AM
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Thanx Dunbar Plumber. I've identified the wall within which the plumbing and venting are located. I pretty sure basic plumbing and soldering experience will make it a simple exercise to move it down the wall a couple of feet when I decide to start. What I was most concerned with was how to pour the mortar base.

Is it as straight-forward as nailing four 2-by's right on top of the sub-floor to form a box to contain the mortar and then just leveling the tub on top of the mortar base?

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