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setting a steel tub....is a bed of mortar neccesary?

setting a steel tub....is a bed of mortar neccesary?

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Old 02-09-13, 08:59 AM
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setting a steel tub....is a bed of mortar neccesary?

This is a traditional 5' steel tub made by Bootz. The install directions mentions the tub comes with a leveling pad but makes no mention of a bed of mortar that I have seen mentioned on DIY a few times. If I just follow the mfg's instructions, I won't be doing a bed of mortar. This is my 1st tub install so I thought I would ask you guys for some feedback.

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Old 02-09-13, 09:05 AM
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The mortar is only for the plastic tubs that will flex and crack. No need with a steel tub, esp with the support pad it has.

That said....it probably wouldn't hurt and could help with sound deadening and that tin can sound you can get with steel.

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Thanks GG for the response. I have some leftover fiberglass bats I thought I would put around the underside of the tub for sound deadening and also to provide an insulation effect when the tub is being used for a bath.
 
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Installing Your New Bootz Bathtub | Bootz Industries - A product line of porcelain-on-steel plumbing fixtures for bath tubs, lavatories and kitchen sinks.

If it does not sit on pad flush I would use a light spray foam. Make sure you weight the tub down so it does not lift. Not a fan of shims......
 
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