Bathtub Replacment

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  1. Yourpersonalhandyman

    Yourpersonalhandyman Junior Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    I am in the process of re-modeling my bathroom. I noticed that I would need a new left-hand tub that, for the sake of making the install easier, would have to have the exposed side be an access panel. Can anyone reccommend a manufacturer who sells this type of tub ?

    My other option would be to cut out an access panel in my living room, which I would rather not do.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Some of the manufacturers make aprons for their tubs. Sometimes on these, you need to buy a drop in tub, an optional tiling flange, and the apron. Once you get the tiling flange kit on, you can then treat it like a niche version with an integrated apron. WIth this type, you don't need to usually specifiy left or right, since they are symetrical, you can put the skirt on either side.
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  4. joe4

    joe4 New Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Installing bathtub and using pump to discharge water?

    How can I install a tub in my basement that has a large sewer drain real close, but don't want to jackhammer out c concrete floor for pea trap?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Don't jackhammer, have a concrete saw cutter do it.

    No dust, nice clean cuts to pour to.

    You really do want the p-trap in the ground.
    There is nothing worse than falling out of a bathtub that has been raised to fit an above ground trap.

    The trap will need to be vented to prevent siphoning.
  6. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Not only do you not want to fall out of a tub that has been raised to accomodate a trap, the whole appearance will be that of a mickey mouse, jack-knife job. Do the job right to begin with and have an installation that will look good forever. I agree with Terry about having the concrete sawed, but actually a small hammer/drill will open the concrete fairly quickly, although not nearly as cleanly as the saw job.
  7. joe4

    joe4 New Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    couldI just put a pump behind the tub?
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