After a little time for family it is back to this project. Rebuilding commenced on the guest bath room.
With a full gut renovation what is the harm in changing shower valves? Why not change it and be sure everything will work great. With a new shower valve and swamping out a piece of old copper line that was still lurking, the shower/tub plumbing is all new.
The tub drain did not line up with the new tub. Another opportunity for a new piece. It is great to find all the pieces for a drain in one bag at Lowes.
A bag of mortar made a nice bed for the new tub. Securing clips came with the tub. Tub done onto to the vanity plumbing.