Easy Tub to Shower Conversion

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sajesak

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I am about to purchase a home, but I wanted to get an idea of how much it would cost to convert the bath tub before I proceed.

The house has a 1950s era bathroom that has a tub only. I wanted to do an easy conversion to a shower (that doesn't involve breaking into the wall) until I have enough money to renovate the entire bathroom. I have seen products that is a new faucet with a diverter with a wall mount. This would be perfect (and I think I would be able to handle this project) however, this bathtub has a shelf that the fixtures come out of. The shelf protrudes from the wall too far that I would not be able to mount the pipe flush to the wall. Also, the wall is tiled all the way to the ceiling.

I have attached some pictures.

If this is going to be a costly or time consuming project, I'm going to pass on this house. Because the shower situation would need solved before I moved in.

Any advice??? Help!
 

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I am about to purchase a home, but I wanted to get an idea of how much it would cost to convert the bath tub before I proceed.

The house has a 1950s era bathroom that has a tub only. I wanted to do an easy conversion to a shower (that doesn't involve breaking into the wall) until I have enough money to renovate the entire bathroom. I have seen products that is a new faucet with a diverter with a wall mount. This would be perfect (and I think I would be able to handle this project) however, this bathtub has a shelf that the fixtures come out of. The shelf protrudes from the wall too far that I would not be able to mount the pipe flush to the wall. Also, the wall is tiled all the way to the ceiling.

I have attached some pictures.

If this is going to be a costly or time consuming project of easy entry tub cut, I'm going to pass on this house. Because the shower situation would need solved before I moved in.

Any advice??? Help!
thanks in advance for any help
 

Jeff H Young

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Id love to help but its too much time, there are no pictures, you could be where plumbers charge 100 an hour or 400 an hour.
Its all part of a normal sale to have inspections, bring a contractor in get a bid ? its simple
 

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I think what you're asking for is a replacement tub spout that has a shower hose attachement.

This is one example HERE

I would be concerned that the shower surface wasn't designed to be water proof for a shower.
 

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I thoiught he was removing a bath tub . but i think you got it right Tuttles ! maybe some FRP on the walls to bring it in on budget .
 
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