bath tub dimensions

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Ed from chicago, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Ed from chicago

    Ed from chicago Member

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    Hi all,

    I am considering replacing a tub in my basement bathroom, it is in an alcove, and I was wondering what the odds where, that I could find a tub, that would line up with the existing drain and overflow? What say you guys?

    Thanks
  2. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    I'd have to say it's about %99 unlikely that you would find a new model tub to match the installation specs of your old tub.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    Given that it would have to be in the correct location from the back wall, the side wall, and also the proper height above or below the floor, almost no chance at all.
  4. Ed from chicago

    Ed from chicago Member

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    Thanks for your input guys, one other question, what size pipes are normally connected to an old iron drum trap for a bath tub?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    With new tubs, you install new waste and overflows.
    You should also pull out the drum trap and replace with a new standard trap.

    Most piping for tubs is 1-1/2"
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