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Posted by David on January 12th, 2003 09:56 AM
In reply to Reinforcing floor for cast iron tub by Kelly Conner on January 12th, 2003 08:29 AM [Go to top of thread]

Kelly, this home is of an age where it's possible that there was originally no tub at all, so it would be a good idea to ensure that the framing will carry the load.

The method of reinforcement might depend on if the cast tub is a built-in, or a claw foot. The claw foot needs really good support directly below the feet.

To reinforce the floor you can go several routes, from as simple as having double layers of 3/4" material over top of the existing joists, to "sistering" or doubling the joists in this area, which will require either opening any ceiling there might be below this bath or removing the subfloor in the bath itself.

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