Replace tub or refinish
Posted by Chris on July 13, 2003 at 14:09:48:
Fantastic site! I'm glad I came across it...what a service you are providing for us plubming hacks !

We are in the process of remodeling our bathroom
and we currently have all of the wall/tile removed
from around our tub and we are replacing a three prong
water control unit with a one piece ( no problems there, I hope ). Anyway, the reason for my post is
should I replace my 40 year old cast iron tub or have someone refinish it? The color is awful but the tub is functional. Seems like too big of a job for me to do the replacement myself.

Here is my list of worries...anything you can add?

Replacement cons
labor/COST, risk of a bad job

Refinishment cons
quality of work, lifetime of work

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