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Old 10-09-12, 11:01 AM
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Bathroom Remodeling question reference to Plumbing and what kind of tub to get?

Just about getting ready to remodel the kids bathroom and have two questions.
1) Need to put a new tube in. What should I get? Steel? Fiberglass? FWIW, this is going to be the kids bathroom.
2) The vanity is currently set for one sink. We plan on putting in two sinks. My question is does any of the plumbing coming off the wall need to be changed or can the plumber run the supply lines and drain line off the existing system?
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Old 10-09-12, 02:01 PM
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If they have high density Kevlar armored bathtubs......JK. Fiberglas properly set will give good service. They need to be set in a few dollops of thinset as you will read on the directions to keep the bottom of the tub from flexing and eventually breaking/leaking. Do you have room to get the tub through the door? Do you have room to rotate it once it is in the room. Just a few questions people don't ask and are stymied at the frustration. What do you plan on armoring the walls with? If tile, then we can help.

As far as the vanity, if you aren't changing the footprint, and just adding the sinks to the existing area, the plumber won't have a problem with the drain/supply that exists. If you are gutting the walls, let your plumber in first, as he may suggest separate drains and supplies.
 
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Old 10-09-12, 02:33 PM
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My question is does any of the plumbing coming off the wall need to be changed or can the plumber run the supply lines and drain line off the existing system?
Need to go in the wall and change the Y to a double fixture fitting. ( Double combination Tee Wye)

Don't let him put in a double sanitary tee. Not to code.


 
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Old 10-09-12, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated. I was leaning towards the fiberglass tub, but was also considering the steel one. As far as having the room to get the tub in shouldn't pose a problem. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-17-12, 08:37 PM
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Just want to bump this thread. I took a look at the fiberglass tubs and to be honest, it felt cheesy. I did some research on the AMERICAST tubs and they were not favorable. While I am not looking forward to getting a CAST IRON tub up stairs, it looks like that is the way I'm going. Any other thoughts? THANKS!
 
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Old 10-17-12, 08:49 PM
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I would never use Americast as long as I live....but that's my opinion.

Steel tub??? I ripped it out....

Cast Iron Kohler is all I ever use...period.

But again that's just me. I have used Kohler cat iron tubs for 25 plus years now.

Some Acrylics are good though, just not for me. Look at the sterling line from kohler.

Shower only is another story.
 
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Old 10-17-12, 08:52 PM
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Yeah, it looks like a Kohler Villager is going to be the one. I need to line up my neighbors to haul that thing upstairs. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-17-12, 10:11 PM
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Just a note, and you can believe me or not, but the villager you get at the home store is not the same as the real kohler from the supply house. $300 buck difference and different workmanship.

Trust me I know. Installed many. Porcelain issues with the home store models.

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