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Thread: Is American Standard "Americast" tub good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    We do it all the time. You can install without the motar, but I've noticed that there is less flex when you have some. I don't bother doing that with a cast iron tub, and that's why hj prefers them. A cast tub is plenty stiff.
    If you use mortar, we are talking just a few piles that allow for squishing down when the tub is set over them. It's impossible to lay a flat bed of mortar at just the right height.
    Hi Terry,

    Could you please explain exactly how to lift that heavy tub only from the apron side over the piles of mortar without flattening the mortar by sliding the tub into position?

    I would like to try your procedure when I install our Cambridge tub.

    Thanks,
    HRG

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeRepairGuy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry
    We do it all the time. You can install without the motar, but I've noticed that there is less flex when you have some. I don't bother doing that with a cast iron tub, and that's why hj prefers them. A cast tub is plenty stiff. If you use mortar, we are talking just a few piles that allow for squishing down when the tub is set over them. It's impossible to lay a flat bed of mortar at just the right height.

    Hi Terry,
    Could you please explain exactly how to lift that heavy tub only from the apron side over the piles of mortar without flattening the mortar by sliding the tub into position?
    I would like to try your procedure when I install our Cambridge tub.
    Hi Terry,

    Would very much appreciate some info on how to set an alcove tub that weighs about 142 lbs on mortar when only the front apron side is accessible. I currently have no clue on how to lift a heavy tub over the mortar to do it.

    Thanks,
    HRG

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    Americast is a good sturdy tub. It kind of reminds me of a cast iron tub. They look nice and they are very durable
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