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Old 01-15-2019, 07:22 AM   #1
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1/2 Margin Between My Steel Tub And Plumbing Stubout From Drywall


After doing a walkthrough, I noticed that I have a about a 1/2” gap between my drywall through which the plumbing is stubbed out for the tub and the steel tub itself. What option do you think would work best to fix this issue?
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Is it a shower too?

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It should have been fixed well in advance of paint.

Is that regular sheet rock on that wall?

Who paints the tub surround?
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There will be a shower head as well.
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The Sheetrock is mold mildew resistant board.
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I cover the walls with Kerdi
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In that case you need to either double up the drywall or rip it out and fur it out. Then teach your framer and plumber how it’s supposed to be framed. Nobody looked at that tub after it was installed to see it wasn’t tight against the studs?


What’s hold the tub in place?
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Is the tub actually mounted or can you kick it to the left to decrease the gap.

If itís secure, put a layer of 1/2Ē KerdiBoard on that wall and figure out the new depth return.


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Actually, the plans should have had exact sizing for the framing, and framing should have been checked before tub install. Plumb, level, and square.
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Doing showers, everything is to 1/16". 1/2" off, and I'd start over. Tubs are more forgiving, but not that forgiving.
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We were able to move the tub to the left flush against the wall as one poster mentioned above. We had to build a double wall after the tub was installed bc there was a 4” gap on the side opposite of plumbing. It was after the Sheetrock was up when we noticed the gap. The tub flange was big enough to cover both ends when we moved the tub. It turned out not to be a big deal at all. We thought about tearing down the Sheetrock and furring our the wall. That’s when I came here for advice to find alternatives. I’ve been building houses for 3 years and still have much to learn. Thank y’all for the responses
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Steel tub? I haven't seen a steel one in a long time.

Let's be honest. You didn't build the house. Other people built it and you paid them. You seem to be acting as your own General Contractor. Not a whole lot wrong with this.

What really happened is several different trades completed their respective jobs, without someone in charge to make sure this didn't happen. The framing was wrong. The plumber installed the tub, without it fastening it to anything, and in the wrong spot. He noticed the framing was wrong and said, "Not my problem." The sheetrock hanger hung everything, noticed the tub was wrong and said, "Not my problem." There shouldn't have been drywall around the tub, but he said, "Not my problem." The painter noticed the problem and said, "Not my problem." Then you came along, noticed the tub and said, "This is my problem."

If you hire a General Contractor, he will take care of these items that fall between the cracks.

I would go through the house, or hire someone to go through the house. There may be many things that are wrong. If something this obvious, made it all the way to this point, think what else was missed.

If you really want to get into building houses, stick with this forum. You will learn alot.
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You don’t notice a huge gap at the framing stage and yet you built 3 houses??
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You donít notice a huge gap at the framing stage and yet you built 3 houses??
No he's been building for 3 years...

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Kerdi over ain't gonna prevent moisture from picking up from the bottom. Steel tubs have lips to collect for any moisture that makes it past the tile ...
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How hard would it have been to add a 1/2" of rock over the top?

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