How to get cast iron tub into alcove and can it sit on 3/4" plywood?
I have the Kohler Mendota tub sitting in our driveway and we haven't figured out how to get into the 61" alcove.
Our bathroom is down to the studs. Tub is 60"x32". It's a new cast iron weighing 332 lbs (ish) with 4 stubby feet that all the weight must rest on. 2 questions.
1) How to get this beast into the alcove? I saw the pictures Terry did with the tub vertical against the plumbing wall, and then having it come down, but I don't get where the person is as it's coming down? Too dangerous to be "under the tub". It's not supposed to have weight on the apron. I don't want to scratch this baby. Also there's no crate. I broke the wrapping to inspect for damages then learned I should've kept it in the crate.
2) Does it need to have metal under those stubby little feet? Seems like all that weight with water and person would sink in to the 3/4" plywood. The instructions say if it's uneven use metal shims, but nothing about metal underneath in general HELP! :confused: