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    Default How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    We have a clawfoot tub where the legs are not attached to the tub with bolts. They just kind of hook on and what keeps them from sliding up and out from under the tub are some nails and screws that are acting like some sort of pin. I've tried to attach some photos.

    What I'm wondering is what is supposed to go there besides a screw or nail to hold it in place? If I went into the hardware store to buy something to put there, what would I be looking to buy? What would have been there originally? The nails/screws seem very sturdy, but I just want to make sure there isn't something else I should be putting there...

    I can't find anything ****** about this and have only ever seen legs bolted to a tub in the past.
    Help!
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    Originally it was probably a metal pin or wedge possibly a tapered one.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    Hardware stores carry a concrete nail ,also called cut nail, that has flat sides and is tapered. This will fit and hold the legs solidly until it is turned over. At this point the weight of the tub and water and the concrete nail will hold everything snug.

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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    After a closer look at the pictures, I have to agree with YukYuk.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    I've looked at the link for the retaining clip but can't for the life of me figure out how it works. Can someone explain this for me? Even when I rotate my photo like you suggest, I just can't envision where it goes, what holds it in place, etc....

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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    ***, YukYuk drawings now, what's next animation?
    Good explanation also.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: How to attach clawfoot tub legs?

    Thanks for the time you spent on that! I appreciate it.

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