Adding shower to old tub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by ikaurs, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. ikaurs

    ikaurs New Member

    Messages:
    8
    I own rental property with an old tub with no shower (see attached pic). Any recommendations on the best way to add a shower to this setup? Thanks.

    [​IMG]
  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Dreaming

    I wish I hadn't seen the picture of your tub before I went to bed last night. The thought of it interferred with better dreams. To gain a shower you need to have a side wall built with a valve, spout and shower head. The problem is the drain. Do you have access below this neat floor? Todays overflows come down next to the inside wall of the tub or in your case inside the walls of the tub and the drain shoe connects to the drain above the floor. I think you will have to replace the tub.
  3. ikaurs

    ikaurs New Member

    Messages:
    8
    It’s a raised house with crawlspace underneath. A local plumber came out and advised leaving the old plumbing alone and installing a new shower valve in the existing wall on the other end of the tub. I’m just trying to make the house rent-able for a few years before tearing it down. Thanks.
  4. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Good Idea

    That plumber has a good idea.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,270
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    shower

    The only easy way is if the spout which is where most tubs have their overflow has a standard 1/2" thread. Then you could mount an Alsons or similar hand held. That tub style is why the codes were changed to require the end of the spout to be above the rim of the tub.
  6. Bob's HandyGuy

    Bob's HandyGuy Senior Member

    Messages:
    131
    You might find something that will work at this website. Wall Mounted & Pressure Balance Shower Sets - Shower Heads, Rings, Rods, & Curtains | Vintagetub
  7. Bob's HandyGuy

    Bob's HandyGuy Senior Member

    Messages:
    131
    This link might actually work. Wall Mounted & Pressure Balance Shower Sets - Shower Heads, Rings, Rods, & Curtains | Vintagetub
  8. Bob's HandyGuy

    Bob's HandyGuy Senior Member

    Messages:
    131
Similar Threads: Adding shower
Forum Title Date
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Problem adding shower to clawfoot Mar 5, 2013
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Adding Shower to Existing Roman Tub set up... Dec 23, 2010
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Adding a Shower to Roman Tub Jan 2, 2010
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Adding a shower to a whirpool tub? Dec 4, 2009
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog basement - moving toilet drain and adding shower Dec 1, 2009

Share This Page