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Old 08-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #1
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Recomend a budget bathtub


Any favorite budget bathtubs recommendations? It has to be an alcove style, 60". Budget is less than $300 and has to be light.


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I think I installed an American Standard fiberglas tub in my bathroom that was about $275.

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Budget? Just kidding. The AS version Gymshu mentioned is a good one and not too expensive.
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There are many to choose from within this budget. But you say light. Most modern 60" alcove tubs are very light compared with the old cast iron verity. I typically install steel with porcelain enamel finish in my rentals. Cost is usually under 2 bills, and light enough that I can handle them myself. I have purchased them from both major box store chains.
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They mostly sell acrylics like the American standard shown in the above post. I don't know where to find a fiberglass tub these days. I think the fiberglass ones are sturdier and a little more expensive but maybe not as resistant to scratches as the acrylic.
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Budget? Just kidding. The AS version Gymshu mentioned is a good one and not too expensive.




I still remember my first bath tub being a round steel wash tub that was placed in a all steel shower stall.
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There are many to choose from within this budget. But you say light. Most modern 60" alcove tubs are very light compared with the old cast iron verity. I typically install steel with porcelain enamel finish in my rentals. Cost is usually under 2 bills, and light enough that I can handle them myself. I have purchased them from both major box store chains.
Thanks Yoda, any particular model over another I worry about chipping, but the old tub (wrong orientation with new floor plan) is steel and I was surprised how easy I could maneuver it.


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Budget? Just kidding. The AS version Gymshu mentioned is a good one and not too expensive.
LOL, Chandler48, there's a picture around of me as a baby in a tub like that, must have been when my parents lived with my mom's parents!


Ah the simple times . . .

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