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Tiger River Spa Slat Replacement in 8 Steps

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In this post, we show you how to replace a 72036 Surewood flat slat on a Tiger River spa. Before we get started let’s determine the tools and parts you will need.

Tools you will need for your Tiger River Spa slat replacement:

  • Scraper
  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Caulking gun
  • Impact driver or drill
  • Rubber mallet or hammer
  • Black Sharpie

Parts you will need:

  • Surewood, Flat Slat, Redwood Color, Tiger River item# 72036
  • Loctite Power Grab Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive
  • Stainless steel wood screws

Step 1. Remove the damaged slat.

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Step 2. Remove the old adhesive by peeling it off with a scraper.

Step 2. Remove the adhesive-

Step 3. Measure the new slat and cut it to the exact length as the original with your saw.

Step 3.5 Measure and cut the slat with a saw-

Step 4. Place the adhesive in the caulking gun, cut off the tip, and spread the glue evenly on the backside of the slat.

Step 4.5 Spread the adhesive-

Step 5. Place the new slat into the correct position by gently tapping it with a hammer.

Step 5. Tap it with a mallet-

Step 6. Pre-drill two small holes for the stainless steel screws.

Step 6. Pre drill two small holes-

Step 7. Pre-drill the outer edge of the holes with a larger bit to counter-sink the screws.

Step 7. Pre drill the entrance of the holes-

Step 8. Counter sink the stainless steel screws.

Step 8. Install the screws-

You’re all finished!

Step 8.5. All finished-

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Thank you for reading this guide from Backyard Plus. If you have any questions about your Hot Spring, Tiger River, Limelight, Hot Spot, or Solana Spa, please don’t hesitate to give us a call 805-541-9000, text 833-607-3428, visit our help desk or search our How-To videos for more helpful tips.

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