reinstalling tub and new surround


Old 10-11-13, 09:05 AM
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reinstalling tub and new surround


I had a problem with my water leaking through old tiles that surrounded my tub. I took down the tiles, removed the tub and cleaned and repaired the area under the tub. Now I am looking to put the tub back and install a new tub surround. One of those 5 or three piece surrounds. But I'm at a point where I need some help. The tub I have is a whirlpool drop in tub that was installed as an alcove tub. It was installed incorrectly with out the tile flange that was need for this installation. I've order the flange required straight from jacuzzi. But don't know what surround to get. The measurements for the tub is 35.75 inches by 59.75 inches. And then the way alcove it was sitting in before is in an odd configuration. It has the three usual sides, the far one was removed to get the tub out but will be reinstalled. But also has a 4 inch butt out corner where it meets the wall by the shower. I'll attach drawing of what I mean. That side is 36" long. I'm not sure of what I can do here, as all of the surrounds that I found that could fit it are 60" by 37". Should I cut out the wall more making it 37" or cut the surrond? But what should I do with the 4" corner? Should I scrap the tub and install a smaller tub, something like 60" by 30". Any suggestions would be great!!
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Old 10-12-13, 07:44 AM
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Can't make heads or tails from your drawing. Actual pictured may assist us.

Drop in tubs were never meant to have a surround. If you can get a tiling flange that will work with your tub, then I would go ahead a tile the walls. You can then build out the walls to your specific tub and not try to find something that was designed for another application and try to make it work with your situation.

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