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Old 06-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Forgive my ignorance but I have a problem. We just bought a new to us house. The master bath has a 20" high soaker tub. That is too tall for my short legged wife. I plan on replacing the tub with a lower one. I would like to order the replacement tomorrow if possible. I am considering a Sterling tub and surround. My problem is I don't know if the existing drain is standard or above floor. How does one determine which it is. I figure one way is to go into the crawl space and see if it can be identified from there. Since we have not closed on the house I can't get inside to do any investigation. Also any thoughts on which model tub to order? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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Forgive my ignorance but I have a problem. We just bought a new to us house. The master bath has a 20" high soaker tub. That is too tall for my short legged wife. I plan on replacing the tub with a lower one.
A new long legged wife might cost less.
A step stool will cost a lot less

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Since we have not closed on the house I can't get inside to do any investigation. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Whoa nellie! Wait until you close to start buying tubs.

When you do get around to buying a tub (which you may not need to do)...
have the plumber who is installing it do the buying.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Don't think I haven't thought about a trade. At first she agreed to a stool. Now she wants all new. By the time I close on the new house, I will have 12 days to make corrections and vacate my existing house. That is why I am buying ahead. My son has several years of plumbing experience. He feels we can do the switch over a long weekend.
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