Small Bath/Shower Unit


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Old 04-28-06, 09:36 AM
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Question Small Bath/Shower Unit

I need to replace my bathtub/shower combo unit (soft spot near the drain) I measured the opening to find that it is only 58 inches. all the tubs I see on the market are 60 inches, is there two full inches buried in the wall that I cannot access?? is there even any such thing as a 58 inch tub??

any advice is welcome.

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Old 04-28-06, 10:06 AM
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K-man, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Most tubs are 60" and you MAY have 2" under the wall material. Assume 1" for 1/2" thickness of the material at each end. The lip of the tub may have caused a problem and the wall installer "bent" the wall material to go over the lip causing an angle that took up more area. Walls may be more than 1/2" material also. Guess you won't know for sure until you break into the wall. Good luck.
 
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Old 04-28-06, 10:39 AM
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The house was built right around 1977 if that makes any difference whatsoever...I was just wondering if a Bath/Shower unit was ever manufactured in the 58 in. wide size.
 
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K-man,

I am assuming that this is a fiberglass tub/shower unit? We are not talking a tiled wall?

What is the measurement from drywall to drywall?
 
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Old 04-28-06, 11:21 AM
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the mesurement is 58 inches inside the bathtub and 58 1/2 inches drywall to drywall and yes it is one fiberglass unit.
 
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Old 04-28-06, 11:28 AM
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My assumption is that you have a standard unit - 60"
 
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Old 04-28-06, 12:12 PM
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My assumption is that it is standard as well...just though I would check it out before tearing my one and only bathroom apart.

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