Does a 66" x 30" acrylic tub exist?

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  1. paule123

    paule123 New Member

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    I am helping a friend remodel her bathroom. We have gutted to the studs and have a rough clearance of 67" x 31". We can probably go 32" wide if we notch into the bathroom door jamb casing.
    I like the Sterling acrylic tubs but they only seem to make them in 60" x 30" size. Kohler has a cast iron 66" x 32", but it costs around $900 and we'd have to haul the 400 lb. beast up to the second floor!
    Are there any other suggestions?
    Thanks.
  2. MarkSimms

    MarkSimms New Member

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    Media, PA
    good luck....

    The 5.5 "form-factor" tub is uncommon.
    Tubs are usually 60" or 72".
    I am installing a 66" whirlpool tub from American Standard....
    but it is 36" wide.
    BUT !!!: There are literally dozens of vendors to choose from:
    WaterTech
    American Standard
    Jason
    Aquatic
    Neptune
    I would be surprised that you would not find the exact size you are looking for !
    Check out:
    http://www.dougstubs.com
  3. kavita

    kavita New Member

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    Location:
    vermont
    Maax Villa CASA

    here's a link to the Maax Villa line, CASA model, tub. comes in a 32" x 66" - don't know if you have an extra 2" width - thought i'd offer it anyway.

    http://www.maax.com/en/products/ProductInfo.aspx?CodeCategory=B&Brand=8&ProductType=1&Product=147

    it's available through your plumber, if s/he can order that line.

    it's acrylic, and one of the highest volume tubs available in this size.

    as you'll see, it's a whirlpool tub that MAAX also makes as a soaker.

    researched this endlessly for my own purposes ... i'm getting the 36" Maax Aker version of the same tub.

    best wishes ...
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    66x30

    To understand why you will not find what you are looking for, you have to know the history of the 30" tub. In the 50's 60"x28"x14" high tubs were the standard in the popular "bungalow" home. The 'regular" tubs were 32" wide and 15" deep, by five, five and a half, and six feet long. Then FHA mandated that 30" be the narrowest tub they would approve, so the 28" tub went the way of the dodo bird, and 60x30x14 became the minimum, and most used, standard because FHA financed bungalows were still the most common residence. The 30" factor seldom made it into the 16" and higher tubs except for some acrylic versions, and its market is so limited that few, if any, manufacturers would make a 30"x66" tub and expect to sell more than one every few years. A 66" tub is usually installed in a room, that has adequate room for something larger than 30" wide.
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