Drop-in tubs let you add sizzle that is considerable to your own bathroom decor. It’s possible for you to frame a deck to to put on a drop- as a spectacular island at the center of the bathroom, or nestled against window, a wall or corner. Drop-in tubs may be oval, rectangular, spherical, pentagonal or kidney shaped. Building the tub deck involves measuring and simple framing methods.
Place the drop-in tub in on the sub-floor in in place. Should you be nestling it in a corner or alcove, spot the tub 1 4 1/2 inches from the walls to permit a horizontal room for deck area tiles, grout lines and caulking, along with the the water resistant âgreenboardâ dry wall area. Mark the corners of the interior deck body by dropping a plumb-bob on a string from every corner of the tub lipâs under side to the sub-floor and creating an âXâ where the bob touches the ground.
Measure in the subfloor to the lower of the tub lip, which ought to match the figure supplied by the producer for the deck peak that was suggested. Subtract 3″ for the deck framing, 3/4 inch for the the outside grade plywood deck area, 1/2 inch for the cement backer board and the appropriate sum for the thickness of your tile, plus 1/8 inch for the tile mastic. Mark this figure on a bit of 2 by-4-to guide the momentarily of your studs.
Slide the tub from the workshop. Hammer nails into each X. Snap a chalk line involving the nails. Measure the sides of the form — usually a rectangle, as a rim usually flanks even tub designs. Mark and reduce on a chop saw 2 by- for to be created by 4s to the quick of the deck. Measure the lengthy side and include 7″ to generate butt joints that contact the quick sides at every corner. Lay the interior edges of the 2 by-4s on the sub-floor and examine that they’re square with a carpenterâs square. Square the 2 by-4s if required by tapping them in to screw them into the sub-floor with 2inch screws.
Mark the ground 1 3 1/2 inches from the within of the sole plates to to point the place of the outer frame. Make these marks on the one, two or three sides or on all four sides of an island tub deck of a tub that adjoins a-wall, corner or alcove. Square, cut, measure and screw to the sub floor 2 by-4s to serve as sole for the outer wall as you did for the interior wall.
Cut studs for every 16-inches on two studs for every single corner, and center of the internal and outer deck walls, centered on the measurement received Instep 2. Mark the locations on the plates that are sole. Toenail the studs in spot with 16d. Cut leading screw them together with the studs and plates to the sam-e dimensions as the plates.
Mark CDX plywood, which will be rated as appropriate for coverage to dampness, to protect the best of the deck, including ahalf-inch to pro-Ject within the open sides of the deck and cover the very top of the cement backer board to be installed momentarily on the deck sides. Cut the plywood having a round noticed. Screw it to the leading plates. Measure, mark and minimize using a backer- board knife the backer board and screw it to sides of the platform and the tops. Your tub deck that is framed is prepared for finishing with wood, tiles or stone panels.