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Question DetailsAsked on 6/1/2014

In San Antonio, Texas is it a plumbing code violation to install a jacuzzi without cement or green board?

Rebath is installing my drop-in tub in San Antonio, Texas with a plywood only deck.

Also they are planning to fill in the gap between the tub lip (2 inches higher) and the finished deck with some kind of filler. Has anyone heard of doing this and what does it look like?

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Unfortunately, this is another case of doing the work fast versus properly. I don't know that it is really a plumbing code violation as long as the tub is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications. i would ask to see those and make sure they are met. They should have built the new deck at the proper height, not just fill the gap. All drop in tubs I have ever installed are required to have adequate support under the tub and under the lip. it isn't supposed to hang by the lip or have the lip unsupported. No way would I let them just fill the gap with something decorative rather than doing it right. A full proper remodel should be a complete gut and new installation of everything to match the materials selected. Tubs should be set in morter or with dense expanding foam underneith. Otherwise the tub will flex and could crack. The same goes for the lip. You will sit or lean in it when getting in and out so it needs proper support.

Answered 5 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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