Cost to switch a shower stall back to a tub?

Old 11-09-13, 08:59 AM
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Cost to switch a shower stall back to a tub?

I am looking at a new home and the owners removed the bath tub and used the space for a walk in shower. It is the only full bathroom in the house. How much of a headache and what kind of expense would it be to convert it back to a tub. I know it depends on which type of tub I choose. The walls of the shower are tile. They may have used some of the tub space to make a closet.
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The primary expense will be for the new tub and for labor. Are you planning to do this yourself or hire it out?

I removed a large (five foot by three foot) shower and replaced it with a six-foot whirlpool tub. It was a huge amount of work demolishing the tilework and getting rid of the several hundred pounds of debris but worth it in my opinion. I also moved the supply plumbing from the outside wall and added foamed-in insulation to that wall, redid the fiberglass insulation in the adjoining wall and had to move a section of the third wall to allow for the long tub. It took a couple of years, mostly because I might go months without working in the project, and living alone (with a second bathroom) it was not a priority job. Truth is, I still haven't finished the entire job and it has been about ten years but I DO use the tub about once every six weeks or so to massage my tired arthritic bones.
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Going to just have to make some local calls to some contractors in your area.
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