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How to Install a Tub

A new jetted tub is installed in a bathroom.

More in Bathroom

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Cut the Plywood and Mark the Dimensions

Cut plywood to size of tub deck and screw down to the frame (Image 1). Using the specifications from the manufacturer, mark the dimensions on the plywood for the cutout (Image 2).

Step 2: Make the Cutout

Drill pilot holes with a half-inch drill bit (Image 1), then use a jigsaw to make the cutout (Image 2).

Step 3: Apply Cement Board and Set Tub in Place

Next, cover the tub deck with cement board. Use scrap pieces on the top. Screw the boards to the deck with cement board screws (Image 1). Set tub in place (Image 2). Use a 1-3/8" spade bit to cut a hole for the faucet.

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