Routing tub drain through floor joists

Old 06-20-05, 05:57 PM
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Routing tub drain through floor joists

I am replacing a standard tub in my bathroom with an Aquatic Century tub. The problem is that the old tub had a drain on the left side, but the new tub has a drain in the center - directly above a 2x10 floor joist. I have two options, move the tub over so that it is off-center, or cut the floor joist to accomodate the drain.

This is part of a remodel/addition, so the home inspector will want to see the work. Can I cut the joist to accomodate the drain? How much can I notch it out?
Old 06-21-05, 02:06 PM
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Very difficult to answer this question without seeing the setup. Depending on the notch size additional framing made be required. I any event, the inspector will have the final word regardless of what we say. Your best bet is to put this question to him.

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