Stud mounted walls for an existing tub?


I have an American 1950's home with a 30 x 60 porcelain covered metal tub. I would like to keep the tub and install stud mounted shower walls. I have been looking around and everything I find so far only works with manufactures tub (and usually a specific model of their tub). I understand these are designed to work together to form a seal with each other.

There are several makers of adhesive walls, that work with existing tubs. But as I plan to strip off all the old plaster down to bare studs, I was looking for a stud mount system so I could skip the cement board installation.

Are there any shower wall products available in the US, for stud mounting with an original...

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An increasingly popular option for the wall enclosures around bathtubs and showers is a surround kit that uses acrylic or fiberglass panels. They are cheaper and easier to install than ceramic tile wall enclosures, will remarkably easy maintenance. Whether you are enclosing a bathtub or stand-up shower, installation is basically the same, however, be aware that there are different types of surrounds.

Some surround kits are designed for a specific shower base or tub, while others can be retrofit... to an existing tub of appropriate size. Tub and shower surround kits can come as a single complete unit, but these are usually used for new construction. Most tub and shower surround installed for remodeling applications come in three or five pieces to make the installation in tight spaces easier.

Some surrounds are designed to screw directly into the studs. They are usually made of fiberglass or acrylic material, can be quite sturdy, and may come with built-in shelving....

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The cheap, do-it-yourself variety of plastic and acrylic tubs make for an easy installation that the average person can handle without much in the way of skill or tools. Although stand-alone plastic tubs are available, there are also models which mount to the wall studs and are then further locked in place by tile that comes down over the edges of the plastic tub. Installing the tile the right way the first time ensures that you have an investment that will last the years.

Flanges and Underlayment

The typical plastic tub that mounts to the wall studs has to have the flange covered by the finish material, which in this case is tile. Before the tile is mounted, plastic sheeting must be installed over the wall studs so that it creates a moisture barrier for the concrete underlayment, which is mounted over the sheeting and onto the wall studs. This concrete underlayment provides the base for the tile installation, so that the mortar or mastic adhesive has something to...

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I am installing a steel bath tub to bare stud walls. I'm looking for fastners to secure the tub to studs. There used to be clips that attached to the tub and screwed into bare wood studs. I've looked in several stores and contacted steel tub manufacturers in attempt to find any kind of fasteners, but they are not available. I will be putting three stringers along the walls to support the tub but will they stop the tub from moving when it is filled with water for a bath or shower? Also, what works better as backer boards: ordinary drywall covered with Kerdi waterproofing membrane from the Schluter company or cement boards? The backer boards will then be covered with ceramics tiles. Do you guys have any installation tips for steel tubs?

—Henry Kosior

You can use a simple washer and screw to attach the tub if you are concerned with it moving, but to be honest I’ve never bothered. I prefer to “glue” the tub to the floor using a bed of adhesive or foam (depending on the...

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Step 1: Determine Your Surface

Most houses will have drywall, but many built before 1950 used lath and plaster, which is harder than drywall, brittle, and much thicker. You can feel the difference, but if you're still not sure, a pushpin will go into drywall. It won't go into plaster.

Step 2: Find the Studs

Whether you're hanging a kitchen cabinet or a coat hook, your best option is to attach things to a stud. If you're working with plaster, this can be tough, since the fasteners used to attach the lath will throw off a stud finder. One way to cheat is to look for a light switch. Most are mounted inside the first stud by the door frame. (The box holding its wiring needs to be attached to something sturdy.) Take off the switch plate and you can see which side of the stud the box is mounted on by spotting the screws. Most wall framings set studs every 16 inches, so you should be okay to measure from there, but double-check with a pilot hole. You need to drill...

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Saturday 2 March 2013 @ 1:10 am

Home Depot – Firenze 32 in. x 60 in. x 61-1/2 in. Three Piece

Three Piece Direct-to-Stud Tub Wall in White – A Three Shower Stalls Kits; Bath Tub Walls Surrounds; More If you intend to purchase this surround and matching tub, the 3 Piece Tub Wall Kit: Price Finder – Calibex in. x 60 in. x 73-1/2 in. Three Piece Direct-to-Stud Shower Wall Ki 3 Piece High Gloss White Bath Tub Surround Pro Wall Heavy Tub and wall set sold separately. Direct-to-stud installation provides added Tub and wall kit are sold separately. Compress Wall surround includes 2 end walls and 1

How to Install a Bathtub Wall Surrounds |

3-piece tub surround, direct-to-stud installation Vinyl Flooring Hardwood Flooring Cork Flooring Flooring Trims Edgings Wall Firenze 60" Bathtub Wall; Direct-to-stud installation; no greenboard required; 2-3 times thicker SHOWER KITS; SHOWER WALLS; UTILITY SINK CABINET KITS; UTILITY SINK ACCESSORIES...

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Cut the ceiling plate to length. Position it along the guide line, centered along it and secure it to the ceiling. This will be easier if two people work together. Cut the wall plates to length and secure them to the walls (image 1). Mark the door position on the sole plate, allowing for the door plus its jamb. Mark positions for other studs, usually 16 or 24 inches on center (image 2).

Cut and position a stud on one side of the doorway, using a level to keep it vertical and securing it (image 3). Keeping the stud vertical, secure it to the ceiling and sole plates with 3-inch nails inserted diagonally (image 4). Nail two or three nails this way at the top and bottom of every...

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Wires running along the floor are unsightly and may pose a safety hazard.

Need a new phone jack in your bedroom or installing speakers for your home theater system? While you could simply string the wires along the floor, it’s best to snake the wires inside walls or under floors.

Wiring new construction before the drywall goes in is a piece of cake compared to fishing them through existing walls and floors. But with careful planning, a few special tools, and the right techniques, running wires in the wall of your home may be easier than you might think.

If you’re not up to the challenge, consider running the wires in special hollow moldings that take the place of standard crown molding or quarter round.


Fish tape

Tools needed for running wires:

Drill and bits Stud Finder Measuring Tape Flashlight Drywall keyhole Saw Fish Tape or Wire Coat Hanger Electrical Tape String and fishing weight

Before You...

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When ready to update their bathrooms, many people choose to add new shower enclosures or tub surrounds rather than renovating the entire room. Shower kits require relatively low-effort and make a big impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. You can even install pre-fabricated tub surrounds on top of your existing tub and shower. Then just add a new

tub faucet

or a

wall mounted shower head

and you’ve given the room a near-instant face lift.

Ace Hardware carries a great selection of tub and shower pieces to help you create small or big updates. If the floor of your shower stall is worn or beyond repair, replace it with one of our shower bases. If your tub or shower are in good shape, but the shower entry has accumulated soap grime or mineral deposits, install one of our shower doors. We have both sliding and hinged models.

Fixing up your bathroom can add value to your home and installing a new shower stall or converting your tub with shower kits is a...

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Guideline 26: Ventilation

Recommendation: Plan a mechanical exhaust system, vented to the outside, for each enclosed area.

Building Code Requirement: Minimum ventilation for the bathroom is to be a window of at least 3 sq. ft. of which 50% is operable, or a mechanical ventilation system of at least 50 cubic feet per minute (cfm) ducted to the outside. (IRC R 303.3, IRC M 1506.3)

Heating Ventilation Institute (HVI) Recommendations:

HVI is an industry association of heating and air conditioning product manufacturers that, among other things, tests and certifies ventilation products and publishes consumer guides on ventilation issues. These are the HVI recommendations for venting bathrooms:

1. Small Bathrooms: HVI recommends that in small bathrooms, up to 100 square feet of floor space, the exhaust fan be sized to provide a ventilation rate of 1 cfm per square foot (about eight air changers per hour)....

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PlazTuff™ Polymer Liner

Protecting & improving your investment is what LustyEMS is all about.

With the installation of Plaztuff polymer liner, you will eliminate any wear to your 6mm base aluminium floor.

Safety for operators is a major focus when Lusty EMS builds any trailer. To enhance the OH&S requirements for your employees, the slick high-tech polymer liner will discharge even the stickiest loads from your tub. Sweeping out tubs will be a thing of the past.

The Plaztuff™ can be retro fitted to existing units or can be specified as an option when purchasing a new unit.

Installation consists of the Polymer sheet being welded together and brake pressed along the tub curve. There is also an aluminium cover strip along the top of the curve along with a hoist well which is also fastened to the floor (As shown).

Additional features include:

Rust and corrosion proof

Impact resistant

Lower discharge angles


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