How to create a simple hot tub, jacuzzi motor access panel door during tile installation
Pic # 1 shows the raw opening just studded out and ready to Durock then tile.
Pic #2 shows the product of Velcro I used to adhere the Durock so it could be removed after it is tiled. I chose the extra strong type of Velcro as the weight of the tile will put a lot of stress on the rock to stay in place.
|Strong Velcro Product|
Pic #3 shows the placement of the Velcro on bottom stud.
|Placement of Velcro on bottom stud|
Pic #4 shows same placement of Velcro on bottom stud.
|Same Placement of Velcro different view on bottom stud|
Pic #5 shows placement of Velcro on the Durock piece cut exact to the opening .
|Exact Placement of Velcro at opening|
Pic #6 shows Durock in place closing access door ready for tile.
|Durock in place; ready to tile|
Pic #7 shows access door tiled yet to be grouted.
|Tiled but not yet grouted|
Pic #8 shows handle installed so door can be pulled out .
|Add handle for easy access|
Finally pic #9 shows completed door ready to grout . If motor ever needs to be replaced or repaired then simply cut out grout lines and remove door for motor access, replace motor and re-grout door again
|Completed door ready to grout!|