Old bathtub opening too small

Old 12-14-19, 02:53 AM
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Old bathtub opening too small

I have a old tub encloser that is 59 inch from stud to stud my new enclouser is 59 7/8 any idea what i can do to install new unit. Thank
Old 12-14-19, 03:20 AM
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Is it feasible to shave the studs? maybe purchase a different tub?
Old 12-14-19, 04:28 AM
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This is one of those cases where you get bit in the rear by not measuring first. First make sure there are no shims or furring strips spacing out the rough opening that could be easily removed. If not then the easiest would be to get a tub that fits the opening. If you want to make the 60" tub you can cut down the studs but you need to be careful and pay attention to how you will do the surround as cutting the studs means your shower walls will be a bit recessed in relation to the other bathroom walls.
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Move one of the short walls.

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