No shower in 1968

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by redraven_y2k, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. redraven_y2k

    redraven_y2k New Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    My husband and I have just brought a new home. Well noticed the darnest thing the old owner did not have a shower so he rugged up one connecting a hand held to the tub spout. What a eye sore the house was built in 1968 I know people where taking shower back then. Is there a way we can install a single piece shower/tub combo without ripping out the tiled wall. Who makes them and we are on a tight budget so will would like to do it ourself.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    A side outlet spout with a hand-held mounted in a wall bracket is the traditional solution. Unless you can get inside the wall from the other side, this is about it.

    By the way, at first I thought you wrote "no shower SINCE 1968" !
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    As Jimbo points out, you have few options without doing at least some tearing out. There are fiberglass tubs with fiberglass surrounds that you could install, but you'd have to tear out the tile surround and probably do some carpentery on one end, so it's not a "plug and play" option.
  5. alhurley

    alhurley Guest

    I'd also be worried about the walls surrounding the tub - unlikely they were constructed to be wet. Are you going to get them wet or put a curtain all the way around the tub?

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