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Subject: [Shop-talk] Drop-in tub install question
From: David Hillman <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:49:02 -0500 (EST)
    I picked up a new bathtub the other day, and am confused by one part of 
the installation document ( well, one part other than the math errors on 
certain dimensions ).

    The part I don't understand is why they emphasize not letting the tub's 
bottom contact the floor.  It's an American Standard Americast tub ( 
Americast is a "unique three-layer construction consisting of a smooth 
porcelain-enamel finish bound to high-quality alloy that is backed by an 
injection-molded structure" ).

    It doesn't make any sense to me that the required installation is to 
hang the tub ( 700 pounds full of water ) from the 2x4 stringers, instead 
of letting the floor share the load.  By following the directions, the 
entire weight of the tub will be supported by the nails through the 
stringers into the studs.  Here are those instructions, if anyone is 

    Why would it be bad to have the tub contacting the floor?  Thanks.

  David Hillman
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