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Removing Sunken Garden Tub


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11-17-10, 09:45 AM   #1  
Removing Sunken Garden Tub

I have read all the articles about removing a 70's sunken tub but can not find information concerning the repair of the foundation. Our tub is approximately 4 ft into the ground and is floor level. We are sure that there is not foundation under the tub. We want to remove the tub and install a walk in shower but we are unsure of problems involving the repair to the foundation. Any advise?

 
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11-17-10, 03:05 PM   #2  
That's one of those jobs that you aren't sure what's needed until you start. Chances are you will have to fill the hole with some crushed recycle, compact it, do a mud job & install the shower pan on top of it. That's just an educated guess.

 
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05-12-11, 12:12 PM   #3  
We have removed the sunken tub and it is now a concrete hole that is approximately 4 ft. deep. We are not sure what to do with the hole. Should we fill with concrete and we are not sure want to do with the plumbing. Would this be something to get a plumbing contractor for or something that a novist can do? My wife says that I can fix anything but I know nothing about plumbing

 
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05-12-11, 12:58 PM   #4  
Your plumbing woudl have to be redone to match what you need for the shower. You don't need to fill the entire hole with concrete. See above.

 
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