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Looking to Put in a Cast iron ClawFoot Tub

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by katwillny, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    My wife has been hinting that we need to redo our bathroom and I agree. our bathroom is very narrow 5 feet to be exact and I would like to take 3 feet from our bedroom and make the room wider. Well in the discussion it came up that she wants a clawfoot tub in the room. My question is, do i need to reinforce the flooring on the bathroom, headers joists since these kinds of tubs are extremely heavy. Initial discussion, nothing solid yet. thanks.

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  2. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    What's supporting the area where you want to put the tub?
  3. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Would need to know the joist size and span. A tub full of water weights more then the tub itself.

    Also remember a claw foot tub has 4 small points for the weight, I would make sure that those are on something solid.
  4. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    The house we bought has a clawfoot bathtub, but I think it's fiberglass. It looks pretty good and they may even have them at the big box stores.

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