Insulating the bathtub.... Flyleft? Others?
I just read flyleft's mention of insulating the tub on another post, and I would love some details of how folks have done this.
We're installing a soaking tub (no jets) into a tiled deck. The "alcove" is 6'4" long, so there's about 8" on each end a couple inches on each side of the tub. Two walls are exterior walls, and since we live in Maine, I want to be sure I insulate it as well as I can.
So, how did you do it?
I can't really picture how to get a good tight amount of insulation in there without it being in the way when you drop the tub in... because the deck and apron will be all tiled and finished before the tub gets dropped in. The only access will be through the tub's hole before it goes in, and through a panel on the short end (through an adjascent wall) that's the valve access panel.