steel bath tub removal

Old 05-18-05, 11:00 AM
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I plan on removing our old steel tub and installing a shower only. Can I cut the tub apart using a sawsall. Also if I buy a fibreglass shower pan that uses the same space as the tub and will I have a problem with the fibre glass pan. The bathroom is very small. Probably 5ft wide by 7 foot long. Thank you
Old 05-20-05, 07:54 PM
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You can use a sawzall, but I would say that would be extremely loud, and wear eye protection.

Installing a shower unit (fiberglass) should be relatively easy to install, just make sure that you lay down a bed of mortar before setting the unit.
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If your bathroom is small then I wouldnt put in a shower pan that's the same size as the bathtub footprint, typically 30"x60". Why not put in a 32" x 32" pan
using the suggested mortar or plaster underlay? Then you can add a storage closet in the remaining 24" !
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The Home centers usually stock center-drain shower pans. You will need a left ( or right) and will probalby have to move the drain a little. A bigger problem: showers require a 2" drain, and the tub may have had 1 for some distance. This will have to be fixed.
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32 x 32 shower pan

I am no expert, but we just had a plumber in to give us an estimate. We had planned on a 32x32 inch shower. He talked us out of it and said it was better to have 36x36 because if you actually want to use the shower then 32x32 is quite small. Now that we are in the middle of construction and the shower pan is ready to go in, I would say I agree, I really wouldn't want anything smaller than 36x36. Oh and btw, the bathroom we are redoing from the ground up will be 31 sq. feet. We got a storage cabinet for over the toilet.
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In a bathroom that small

In a bathroom that small it must be nice to be alone with your thought. That's right it isn't plural, there isn't room for more than one. I hope it all turns out okay, post some pics I would like to take look.

As an aside I have a similar problem downstairs and we used a pedstal sink instead of a small vanity and counter top. Recommended if you want to give the appearance of more space than there really is. Limited storage I know but worth it overall in our opinion.

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