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Hi! Since I am renovating the entire bathroom in our 1960's split level, I want to give my wife a new cast iron tub. My wife wants something similar to what's there (cast iron alcove model, left hand drain, 60" x 32" and 16" from top of tub to floor) as we will use it only for a shower and she'll be able to step in and out of it easily.

I would like cast iron and for around $400 or so; and am asking for recommendations. I thought about the Kohler Villager K715-0, but it had a few bad reviews. I am perfectly capable of handling the installation.

Thanks for any help!
 

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I installed a Koehler cast iron tub in 1990 and it still looks good. I dreaded taking it upstairs. I borrowed an appliance dolly, strapped it on, and had a buddy come over. It was up there in about 90 seconds.
 
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Hi, Spyder! Thanks for the info. Most of the bad reviews I read about say the non-slip coating in the bottom of the Villager isn't comfortable, and is difficult to clean.

I really like the design of the Kohler Bellwether K-837-WH tub. We are going back with a tub in the main bathroom because I don't want to hurt the house's resale value. I am also renovating the bathroom adjoining the master bedroom, which is 6" X 6'. I am still trying to figure out how to install a 48" length shower in it. Ha! Looks like a smaller shower, or turn it into a half bath.
 

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I filled the empty space around my cast iron tub with insulation. It helps keep the water warm.
 
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