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rb_in_va 03-10-2007 03:31 PM

DIY jetted tub install
 
Is a jetted tub a DIY install, or better left to a pro? My plumbing skills are decent. I've done some copper and PVC work before. Just not sure what all is involved with a jetted tub installation. Thanks for the help!

Handyman62010 03-12-2007 07:14 AM

Doing that one myself too. Test tub before installation or warranty will not cover if there are leaks in unit. Take your time and do it right. If you are not confident you can pull it off though, hire someone for your own peace of mind.
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rb_in_va 03-12-2007 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Handyman62010 (Post 36669)
Doing that one myself too. Test tub before installation or warranty will not cover if there are leaks in unit. Take your time and do it right. If you are not confident you can pull it off though, hire someone for your own peace of mind.
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Thanks for the info. I have no problem hiring someone if I get in over my head. I have a friend that is a plumber and I will consult him if I need to. I just want it done right.

redline 03-12-2007 10:50 AM

You will need electrical power for the motor. It should more than likely be on its own circuit with a gfci. The drain should be the same as a standard tub. It is best to have an access panel near the motor if future repair is needed. If the tub is larger in size (volume) then you may want to increase the size of the supply water lines to allow the tub to fill faster.

rb_in_va 03-12-2007 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by redline (Post 36697)
You will need electrical power for the motor. It should more than likely be on its own circuit with a gfci. The drain should be the same as a standard tub. It is best to have an access panel near the motor if future repair is needed. If the tub is larger in size (volume) then you may want to increase the size of the supply water lines to allow the tub to fill faster.

The tub install is starting to sound like I should get a pro to do it. I feel comfortable with the rest though.


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