Help needed with tub installation!
I too am installing an American standard model 2425 whirlpool tub. The size is 60x32. 1- Can anyone tell me how much morter I should have on hand for this installation and how to set the tub in the morter so it ends up correct? 2- The spec sheet says the drain center must be 10 1/2" from the front wall stud and 16" from the side wall stud. If I install the drain at this location will I still have to dry fit the tub to see if everything lines up, then remove it and fill the hole with cement and then reset the tub using the morter this time, or will the piping and drain location be good if the measurements are accurate and I only set it once? 3- The existing 2" piping comes in at an angle and the trap is all glued together. The old shower drain was 4 1/2" from the front stud and 15" from the side stud. I will have to locate the new drain 10 1/2" from the front wall stud and 16" from the side wall stud. I guess I will have to cut off the old trap and put in a new one in order to get everything in the right location. Is there a trick to getting the drain to end up in the right spot? Any tips that might make this easier are apreciated. I already chipped out the hole per the directions with the tub. Thanks for any help. Sorry the