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need tips and advice for installing one-piece fiberglass bathtub


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Old 10-23-05, 08:29 AM
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need tips and advice for installing one-piece fiberglass bathtub

i am going to install a one piece bathtub in a house that is not new construction. i am prepared to remove walls as needed in order to get the unit into the bathroom.

has anybody else attempted to do this? if so, what potential problems might i encounter? any helpful hints?

thanks!
 
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Old 10-23-05, 09:11 AM
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colinear,

What brand of one pc are you looking at? You better reconsider your options.

Here is info on Lasco

http://www.lascobathware.com/installation/1900.pdf - One pc is 32" deep minimum - depending on your doors, in an older home - most doors may be 2'-4" wide and that is the door only. Even a 2'-6" door means that this 1 pc will not fit.

I recommend a 2 or 3 pc. Otherwise you will not get a 1 pc into this room or thru other door openings that are too small.

http://www.lascobathware.com/pdf/1323-362P.pdf

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....TRIO&series=11

http://www.lascobathware.com/installation/3900.pdf

http://www.lascobathware.com/cad/3004.pdf

By the way, when installed properly, these do not leak!

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 10-23-05, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Aleshire
colinear,

What brand of one pc are you looking at? You better reconsider your options.

Here is info on Lasco

http://www.lascobathware.com/installation/1900.pdf - One pc is 32" deep minimum - depending on your doors, in an older home - most doors may be 2'-4" wide and that is the door only. Even a 2'-6" door means that this 1 pc will not fit.

I recommend a 2 or 3 pc. Otherwise you will not get a 1 pc into this room or thru other door openings that are too small.
hi doug. thanks for the reply.

i just bought one of the one-piece fiberglass tubs that they sell at home depot. not sure what brand it is...

as far as getting the unit into the bathroom, i plan on removing the hallway wall in order to get it in.
 
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Old 10-23-05, 09:27 AM
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colinear,

OK, what size is this unit?

Are you sure you can get this all the way into the home?

Seems like allot of work to do this when a 2 or 3 pc would be so much easier.

Maybe you should exchange this?
 
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Old 10-23-05, 09:45 AM
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colinear,

Are we talking 1 pc tub with walls? I think I answered incoprrectly by putting a shower unit in my post, sorry.

1 PC Tub/Wall - 29" Deep Minimum!!

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....-CTG&series=10

2 PC Tub/Wall - this will go thru a 24" opening.

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....-N2P&series=11

3 PC Tub/Wall

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....TRIO&series=11

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 10-23-05, 12:25 PM
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colinear,

Are we talking 1 pc tub with walls? I think I answered incoprrectly by putting a shower unit in my post, sorry.

1 PC Tub/Wall - 29" Deep Minimum!!

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....-CTG&series=10

2 PC Tub/Wall - this will go thru a 24" opening.

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....-N2P&series=11

3 PC Tub/Wall

http://www.lascobathware.com/browse....TRIO&series=11

Hope this helps!
i think it's 30" deep
 

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