HELP!!! I'm about to give up!! Need a 60x30 tub.

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by lisaj1354, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. lisaj1354

    lisaj1354 New Member

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    I'm about to cry. Seriously!

    I am about to finalize my tub choice and found out that I am practically down to millimeters...

    I can only have a tub 30 inches wide. Code is that the tub can't be closer than 15 inches from the center of the toilet. Anything more than a 30 inch tub will have the toilet sitting in the middle of a doorway!!

    And it can't be too deep because it will throw off the proportion of the bathroom terribly - which makes me sad.

    I'm not looking for cast iron - they have to carry it up 3 flights of stairs. I am looking for something that while short in stature, has the maximum soaking depth possible.

    And hopefully not pricey.

    Can any of you lovely people help me find a tub? PLEASE????
  2. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    Ok, since i am not there i cannot see the entire floor plan however you have many options,
    1 Move the toilet by moving the flange to a different part of the room if possible.
    2 If possible purchase a smaller round front toilet.
    3 Have the tub affordability fitted to your room, pick out your own color, style, material etc.
    hope this helped
    Don't stress here is a link to a custom bath fitter.
    http://info.bathfitter.com/bath_remodeling.aspx
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    30" x 60" is the common tub size.
    A nice one would be an American Standard Princeton. 60x30x14

    Having a low step over and deep bathing are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
  4. DougB

    DougB Member

  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Every bathtub manufacturer makes a 30x60x14 bathtub. in various materials.

    S.M.A.R.T:
    1. They already said they cannot move the closet bend without the toilet going into the door space
    2.The toilet is NEXT to the tub, so it makes not difference how LONG the toilet it. The problem is the "mandated" distance from the closet bend to the nearest object on EITHER side.
    3 .Style, color, etc., have NOTHING to do with how close the tub is to the toilet, so NOTHING you suggested helped.
  6. Renovation Guru

    Renovation Guru Pro Renovator

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  7. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    You may not agree with me but it appears that your comment was of little HELP to the inquirer. And style, color etc. does matter it was important to the lady asking the QUESTION. Custom bath fitters cater to the customers who can choose color, size, and style.
  8. rapida

    rapida New Member

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    You do have many choices. For a alcove (skirted) type, the Maax Exhibit is a nice looking tub (18" depth).

    http://www.maax.com/en/utilitypages...ductID={619526D9-2632-439D-A016-FC473C8A3F4A}

    For the drop-in, I liked the Maax Pose 60x30. The depth is 21".

    http://www.maax.com/en/utilitypages...ductID={E14F1C8D-D3A7-405A-B237-B1ED32BFD1E1}

    I went with the Pose 60x32. It's not installed yet, but I am sure I'll enjoy it and it looks really good in person.

    When I did my tub shopping, I also looked at the Kohler Underscore, Jacuzzi Luxura, Jacuzzi Rossi, Mirabelle Edenton, Maax Rubix, Maax Casa, all available in the 60x30 size. Of these Kohler Underscore and Mirabelle Edenton appealed to me best in person. I went with the Maax Pose because it has the thin deck option (3/8" tub rim, instead of the standard 2" or 4" height on the tub rim). I can only afford 1" ledge in front of the tub on the tub deck. It will be awful if the tub rim sticks out 2" or 4". I think this thin deck option will be an advantage in your situation too, since you won't have a tall tub rim making the tub look big.
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  9. DougB

    DougB Member

    Hey SMART, how SMART are you?

    I checked out your web site......... Seems pretty incomplete.

    IMO, as a programmer - too much going on.
  10. rapida

    rapida New Member

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    I once thought that SMART was not a person, but a program running to post on forums. If you track a few of his/her posts, you probably will notice that there are no spelling mistakes but lots of grammar errors. Some of the posts don't make sense, and appear to be a mixture of key words in other people's posts. Some are rather general, and appear to be "pre-set" samples. I think it's kind of a nice try if he/she is figuring how to improve artificial intelligence. But I know sometimes this kind of program is just designed to drive traffic to the intended web site.
  11. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    Well I am not going to lie setting up a site takes a lot out of a person and I have been a bit busy plus all of my remodeling ideas, constructions projects etc. Are taking forever to upload and its not going like I had imagined not that fact that I not smart I just have some much I am trying to do at once, I just finished designing a hurricane rescue center. Just a bit tired that all. Wow I can't believe you even found out about my site.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  12. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    I don't know what to say I am a real person??
  13. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Seeing that the original poster has not logged onto the site since she made the post over a month ago, I'm not sure that it matters.

    When I think of "bath fitter", I think of tub liners.
    When I think of tub liners, I think of hack jobs.
  14. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    I honesty did not think my simple post would draw up me being a robot :confused: but to each his own.
  15. rapida

    rapida New Member

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    My apologies, SMART.
  16. Cameron Fields

    Cameron Fields Implementer/Inventor

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    No problem (NP) :D
  17. suceress

    suceress New Member

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    Are you looking for just the tub or the tub and the surround?
    If you want the surround as well, Sterling makes sets.

    http://www.sterlingplumbing.com/bat...1397648864!NONE?filter[SIZE]=30" Bath/Showers

    I liked the look of the Accord model #71240118-0
    I believe that tub is 17" deep though. It is made of Vikrell so it is lower weight. I'm not sure what the "Age in Place Backers" are. There is a cheaper model of the same tub without that feature.

    For just the bathtub, Sterling has 29" to 30" wide models
    http://www.sterlingplumbing.com/bat...y0whh8RDv!348301181!NONE?filter[SIZE]=29"-30"

    Maybe a little more info would help. Just how deep do you want the tub? Is it an alcove tub or free standing? Do you want one that drops in or that has a skirt?

    There seem to be a lot of options. I'm currently trying to select a shower/tub combo as well.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
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