Re: Replace tub or refinish
Posted by hj on July 13, 2003 at 15:36:13:
In response to Re: Replace tub or refinish
You only refinish the tub if you do not want to go to the expense of retiling. Since you are well past that stage install a new tub. Refinishing will cost almost the same and will never last as long as the new tub will. Removing and installing it is very simple to a plumber who has done it before.

: Terry,
: 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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