My Non-Standard Bathtub

Old 09-05-04, 09:04 PM
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Unhappy My Non-Standard Bathtub

I keep reading that the standard bathtub size is 60"x32". It makes me sick every time I read that, because my bathtub is about 57" long.

This house--just moved in--was built in 1979. I had always hoped I could just pull out the '79-looking tub and put in a cool, deep, same-footprint-as-the-old-tub whirlpool tub. I guess I'm screwed.

Looking at the tub, controls are on the right. At the left end of the tub is the ol' "low wall" separating the john from the tub area. So sure, yeah, I could rip out that wall, but then I've got retiling to do, both on the floor and around the tub.

How do I get a cool bathtub in 57" of space? Do people sell 57" bathtubs? That are cool? I've Googled up some custom 48" tubs, but I'm no contortionist.

Thanks for any help.
Old 09-06-04, 05:00 PM
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You have a 60" tub

In all likelihood you HAVE a 60" TUB.

It is simply shortened by backerboard, tile, and other finishing surfaces.

To install a new standard 60" tub, your will need to gut whatever outlying walls cover that existing tub.
Old 09-07-04, 06:28 PM
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Get Out!

Seriously? You think there's hope?

So, you mean at the back of the tub--where your back is--there's a (I guess flat) tub surface that's just covered up by tile?

That would be awesome, to be sure.

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