Adding holes in a Cast Iron Bathtub

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  1. BhamRuss

    BhamRuss New Member

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    What's the feasiblity/practicality of drilling a cast iron bathtub to retrofit whirlpool hydro-massage components?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It's hard to drill cast iron. But it can be done. They do make bits for that but it's going to be a very hard job for someone.
    I would beg off on it.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Adding holes means probably cracking of the glaze. That leads to rust. I'd be very leary about making holes for those reasons.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If you were here, I would refer you to the company which does it. IT is seldom a DIY project.
     
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