tub clawfoot leg attachment

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Old 11-17-17, 06:54 PM
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tub clawfoot leg attachment

Just bought a house and on looking underneath the bath found this!
Can you buy clawfeet and if so, how do you attach them? I'm assuming it's hard to get the same model so I'd have to replace all 4?
If not, how can I solidify this crude 2x4 stack so it doesn't slip off the foot?!
 
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Old 11-17-17, 07:00 PM
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1st I would try e-Bay. Also Etsy.com

Not sure about parts but they tubs are available. Try a Google Search.

https://www.vintagetub.com/bathroom/bathtubs.html
 
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any thoughts on something makeshift in the meantime that would work better than these 2x4s not connected together?
 
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Old 11-17-17, 07:37 PM
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Actually no. They seem well placed and most likely work well. You could use a cinder block or bricks.

Usually tub claw feet are attached via a slot with bolts or clips on the underside of tub. Sometimes there might be a matched set, meaning a set for the front and a set for the back. Again, a Google search will show you several types.
 
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If you have some sort of historic reclaimed building materials business anywhere around, they may be able to help. They are pretty common in any cities that are re-doing historic homes run down from urban blight.

Unless the blocks are a real problem, I wouldn't mess with anything until you either have a new foot (or feet) or intend to re-do the bath. You'd have a real mess if something happened and jacked up the plumbing.
 
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The tub won't slip off the 2x4 blocks. It's weight holds it in place pretty well plus it's connected to the house at one end by the plumbing.

In addition to Ebay do a search online and you'll find websites that sell replacement feet. You might find an identical one or you can buy a whole new set. Make sure you take a look under your tub to see how your feet attach. Most have a tapered dove tail slot.
 
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