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I should have listened.... :(

Posted by deedles (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 19:19

When the guy at told me that the Kohler archer airtub and the Sterling surround I wanted weren't made to work together. Well he said "I can't tell you that they will work together." So I went ahead, bought them thinking all surrounds work with all tubs (duh). So my DH cuts the tabs off the surround because of course there are no corresponding slots in the tub, furs out the walls and plumbing to fit the depth of the surround, scribes the bottom of the surround to fit the curve of the tub and this is what we have:


1/2" gap on the back and the side.

DH says all the plumbing is made for the depth of the surround and the drywall guys are coming next Monday.


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RE: I should have listened.... :(

How about Hardiboard and tile?

RE: I should have listened.... :(

DH has fought with this thing for 2 days to get it to fit this well. I suggested this and met with an unhappy response.
Plus, he says he'd have to refit all the plumbing.

I know it's only a bathtub but OMG that looks like crap!. Will caulk fix it or at least make it better, do you think?

RE: I should have listened.... :(

I thought that caulk would work as soon as I looked at it. Good luck.

RE: I should have listened.... :(

My nice DH said he doesn't want me to look at this forever and hate so we can tear it out and tile. Maybe we should caulk up the gap and see if that looks terrible and then if it does, tear it out. If it's okay, I guess we could leave it. Or maybe I should just tile it and be done with it.

What a waste of time and $$.

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