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Bathtub replacement reality check

Posted by spielbass (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 1:12

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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RE: Bathtub replacement reality check


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.

RE: Bathtub replacement reality check

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

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