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oodssoo 01-07-2013 02:10 PM

Where can I find affordable platform/drop in tub?
 
Does any one have any references for this request?

Alan 01-07-2013 09:12 PM

There are so many options out there, without knowing your budget, we have no idea what "affordable" means.

What size are you looking at? Anywhere from 54" to 72" x 30" to 42" and even larger if you want a hot tub style jacuzzi tub.

oodssoo 01-07-2013 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 1088686)
There are so many options out there, without knowing your budget, we have no idea what "affordable" means.

What size are you looking at? Anywhere from 54" to 72" x 30" to 42" and even larger if you want a hot tub style jacuzzi tub.

Well... what I am looking for is something that I could drop in and durable material as well...

For this way, I could build up the floor under the tub to avoid having to chip the concrete for the drain line...

Affordable = as cheap as possible without losing any quality. :)

oh'mike 01-08-2013 05:34 AM

Do not use a drop in tub with a shower head---they are not designed to have water around the tub/deck connection--

Why don't you tell us what you really want and perhaps one of us can help with that---

Opening the floor and relocating the drain may not be as big of a job as you imagine.

joecaption 01-08-2013 05:55 AM

Drop in's are also far more likely to leak around the area under the lip, harder to build so the valves remain assesable, can not have a shower.

oodssoo 01-08-2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1088832)
Do not use a drop in tub with a shower head---they are not designed to have water around the tub/deck connection--

Why don't you tell us what you really want and perhaps one of us can help with that---

Opening the floor and relocating the drain may not be as big of a job as you imagine.

Perhaps I should word things a little differently.

I am currently in one of the basement projects and will be finishing a basement from start. The drain for the shower/tub is stubbed out and is about 14" from the wall studs (aka... on the side where the shower head and faucet(s) will be).

The challenge that I am facing at the moment is figuring out how to install a tub (of any sort) without removing/chipping away the concrete away from the stub out. Of course, this process as I understand is necessary to accept the overflow and drain from the tub to connect to the drain to the main waste.

So, I thought of an approach to elevate the floor up to the needed height (like some other posters have done). This idea then morphed into a platform/drop in configuration...

Now, this is where I am with this "idea", and obviously could use your input. (please be gentle). :)

Thank you in advance.

Ps. I also know there is such thing as "above floor" tubs...

oh'mike 01-09-2013 06:13 AM

Most plumbers think nothing of opening up the floor and moving a drain---
$60 or so to rent an electric jack hammer and an hour or two moving the drain---

at 14" off the wall--that may be a shower drain--in any case there will be a P-trap at the bottom of the stub up----elevating the tub and using 2--90^ elbows to reach the drain is a bad idea--

First it will create a 'running trap'--not good for several reasons---they don't meet code because there is a possibility they will be sucked dry--

Most important----that arrangement often clogs---Just how are you going to snake out a winding maze of drain pipes like that?

Saving a few hours now could yield a completely useless tub in a year or two--and then a tear out to move that drain.

These are a few thoughts you might want to chew on while you are planning.

This added plumbing expense will be saved by allowing you to use a standard tub---fast,easy and predictable----Mike----


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