Bathtub replacement reality check

spielbassJuly 25, 2014

I'm replacing my bathtub as part of a bath remodel. Nice cast iron tubs are around 300 lbs. The alcove where it will be placed will be wide enough, but the rest of the bathroom is about 59 1/2 inched wide. We can't be moving this beast in and out too much.
What is a typical scenario for how many times you'd need to place, remove and replace it to get plumbing and leveling completed?
The alternative is a lighter weight tub, but I want top quality.

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Frame the space. Add ledger board if needed.

Rough in the plumbing. Measurements are fairly standard, usually taken from the tub's installation manual or a pdf on the manufacturer's website.

Set the tub.

Do the finish plumbing.

Trim out tub space.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 2:29AM
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I replaced my tub about 7 years ago and went with a composite tub (Americast by American Standard). Much lighter with the same heat retention and durability of a cast iron tub. Finished it out with some Onyx Collection shower panels afterwords.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bathtub pics

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:25AM
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