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Gap between tub surround and outer wall

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Old 07-03-19, 05:48 PM
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Gap between tub surround and outer wall

I just bought an old house and have been fixing it up. Long story short, my measurements weren’t right during the planning phase. Starting over is not an option since I need to get moved in soon. What would be the best way to fill this gap between the wall and the tub surround? My thought was to cut the flange off the tub and surround and then use drywall tape or something more sturdy and mud up to the edge of the surround.
 
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Old 07-03-19, 05:53 PM
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Put a 2x4 on the wall behind the flange, (floor to ceiling) fasten the surround to the 2x4 every 12" or so, (predrill your holes and use a truss head screw) then sheet rock around the 2x4 and apply corner bead and joint compound. Setting compound will be best to tape/finish the side that meets the tub.
 
 

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