|Posted by hj on October 09, 2002 at 08:59:35:|
|In response to Re: URGENT> Steps for installing whirlpool|
I, personally, have the area tiled before installing the tub, since the it can be a bit difficult to get the time in position under the rim, especially if the area does not have a lot of excess room around the tub. Since there is going to be mortar under the tub, this will establish the rim height at the point where it contacts the tile. Without the mortar, if the tub has a leveling base, if you build the tile surround to the exact height of the rim, you would not need the mortar.
: I found Terry's posting about installing a whirlpool very helpful - but I still have a few questions about the installation sequence for a deck mounted whirlpool tub. The carpenter is coming to help me Wednesday afternoon:
: Should I build the platform/deck structure (without installing the backer board or tile) before or after rough plumbing?
: My biggest concern is that the tub rim is not supposed to bear any weight � which I think means that I�ve got to calculate the combined thickness of the tile, mortar and cement board and deduct it from the deck height before building the deck.
: Unless I get different advice, here�s the sequencing I�ve planned:
: Am I missing anything or do you have some suggestions to help the job go smoothly?
: Thanks in advance!
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