Installing a new bathtub, Grohe tub/shower valve. Americast

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Terry, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Here are a few pictures of a tub replacement using an Americast bathtub.

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    The floor needed replacing around the toilet.

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    New valves were installed with the new Princeton tub.
    GroheFlex 35.026 rough and Grohe 29.714 5 Port Diverter Rough Valve

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    The floor has been replaced, and new tile.

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    Ready for trim

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    And ready for tub spout. The galvanized nipple gets removed and a new brass nipple with be installed with the tub spout.
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    New Sioux Chief closet flange with a spacer underneath.

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    TOTO CST743E Drake with S350e Washlet.

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    Grohe 19.869.000 GroheFlex Cosmopolitan THM Kit

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    Mounting the Grohe 28.983.000 Jumbo 16" shower arm.

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    Now in place

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    And done!

    HansGrohe 27476001 Raindance Air Shower head
    Grohe 28.983.000 Jumbo 16” shower arm
    Grohe 13.191.000 Tub spout
    Grohe 28.629.000 Wall Union
    Grohe 28.364.000 Silverflex Shower hose
    Grohe 19.869.000 GroheFlex Cosmopolitan THM Kit
    Grohe 35.026 GrohFlex Rough
    Grohe 29.714 5 Port Diverter Rough Valve
    Grohe 19.905 Diverter Trim
    Grohe 28.897.000 Relaxa 5 Handshower
    TOTO CST743E
    TOTO S350e Washlet
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  3. jm66208

    jm66208 Member

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    Nice clean install. I like the way that valve mounts, but I haven't heard good things about those americast tubs, and that outlet seems a bit precarious.....I'll assume it's legal.
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Terry what do you use as a heat shield? There are no burn marks anywhere! Nice work.

    If I had to complain about something I would think the plug could have been on the other side - further from the shower. Maybe one of those kid protection thing a ma bobs to cover the one exposed outlet. I see it's GFI and all but that close to the shower worries me some.
  5. Vegas_sparky

    Vegas_sparky Eat kitty

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    The recept is legal by NEC. Code says recepticles and switches can not be placed in the wet zone defined by the edges of tub vertically, or within a shower enclosure(unless its part of a listed assembly). Some want that changed, but some bathrooms are so small that a minimum distance requirement can't be agreed upon.
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Most of my bathrooms have bidet seats that plug in. In Japan, this would be considered normal.

    I don't have a heat shield for soldering. I've just been doing it a long time. Someone else did the tile, but I thought it looked nice with my plumbing. :)
  7. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    It does look nice with the plumbing......

    What does it feel like when you us those wash let toilet lids? Do you get addicted? lol
  8. dhagin

    dhagin builder:anti-builder

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    Nice install Terry, I like those Americast tubs. :)
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