Looking to Put in a Cast iron ClawFoot Tub

katwillny Posted By katwillny, Apr 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

  1. katwillny

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    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.
     
  2. Dix

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

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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.
     
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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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    I also put in an acrylic claw foot tub . Carried it up the
    stairs on my back by my self . It weights less than the old steel one
    Also does not need so much hot water as it does not suck up the
    heat as the cast iron ones do . The wife loves it .
    Did not have to beef up the floor any
     
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    Nothing official yet? Good.. Build a nice shower you will use every single day of every year.
     
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    we have an antique cast iron tub that someone painted pink on the outside. We currently use it for a drying rack and use our shower ever day :)
     

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