Freestanding tub

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by hfx, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. hfx

    hfx New Member

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    How would one of these stay fixed? Are they attached to the floor in any manner?... besides the drain of course. (Its acrylic, so fairly light)

    Also, to install one of these, would I: have a hole ready in the floor, attach drain pipe to tub, then set tub in place- drain through hole, connect p-trap from below. Is there anything strange to be aware of or preparation one would need to make?

    Thanks much!
    Jason

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  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    My guess is the instructions call for caulking it around the base...if that's done, it should essentially 'glue' it in place. Have you searched the manufacturer's website for instructions?
  3. hfx

    hfx New Member

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    Thanks. Yea looked for install notes. Its a whittington tub and all their site does is direct me to signature hdwre website. I imagine caulk is one of the only options, i'll see once its sitting on the tile what that looks like. Thanks again.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Did you ever consider using a galvanized metal oval horse trough? It might look a bit more rustic/old west but would be cheaper.
  5. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

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    The problem is that the acrylic tub would probably break down from UV exposure out in the pasture...
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I meant using it as a bathtub. like Palladin when HopSing poured water into it.
  7. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

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    One step ahead of you hj. Probably the first time...
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; One step ahead of you hj.

    I would say that is only true if you expected him to bathe out in a pasture. Or be in a Cialis commercial watching the sun go down.
  9. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

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    Totally not important, but what I was thinking was... If he put the horse trough in the bathroom, then the acrylic bathtub would be needed out in the pasture for the horses to drink out of. I don't think that would be good, because the plastic would probably degrade.
  10. AmyBrown64

    AmyBrown64 New Member

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    Each fanufacturer have their own instruction you can download it on their website.


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