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Move (already installed) bathtub closer to the wall?


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Old 10-18-15, 05:28 AM
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Move (already installed) bathtub closer to the wall?

The bathtub in my master bathroom has over the past 15 years since renovation moved a tiny bit away from the wall.

This has meant that when trying to reseal with silicone the gap is a bit larger than I'd like and the bead comes out a bit wide (aesthetic problem), but more concerning, is that where it is the widest, the silicone drips down and doesn't set to form a good seal.

I'd like to move the tub back so it is against the wall - can I just do this with brute force or is there a better way?

Thanks, BT
 
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Old 10-18-15, 05:30 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Tubs don't just move. What is under the tub? can you get a visual from underneath? I'd suspect water damage to the floor or floor framing
 
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Old 10-18-15, 06:10 AM
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What type of tub you have? Is your's a "wet" bathroom with a floor drain and semi-moveable fixtures or a more traditional (at least more traditional to us in North America) style with fixtures permanently attached to the walls and drain plumbing hard piped in.
 
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Old 10-19-15, 04:26 AM
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There is a wooden bathtub panel across the front which I don't know how to remove, hence no pics at the moment.

The bathroom is in a below-ground flat, hence unlikely there is any damage to the floor below (sits directly on the concrete).

I am not sure, re: wet or traditional. Any easy way to find out? The controls to the bathtub/shower are built into the wall behind the tiles if that means anything.

Thanks v much
 
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Old 10-19-15, 05:15 AM
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Does that wooden panel cover the whole front of the tub or is the tub elevated and setting on top of it?
pics might be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 10-19-15, 07:20 AM
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I'll take pics when I get home from work today.

Thanks
 
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Old 10-19-15, 07:46 AM
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Your tub, if American style, would be nailed or screwed to the framing around a flange at the top back and sides of the tub. I have seen some in Europe where the tub mostly just sits on the floor. I assume relying on it's weight to hold it in place.
 
 

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