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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

    May 27, 2008
    Ridge, LI, NY
    What's supporting the area where you want to put the tub?
  3. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

    Mar 15, 2008
    Kansas City
    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

    Dec 5, 2005
    Sand Lake, NY
    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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