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Tiger River Spa Slat Replacement in 8 Comprehensive 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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