Archer tub by Kohler
Hi I am taking out my steel tub that is rusting on me and thinking of
Replacing it with the archer tub
.my question is does the acrylic hold up ? It in the guest bathroom.
Another I was looking at the bellwether cast iron tub by kohler
My house is 9 years old would the floor hold the weight?
Kohler Archer acrylic tub
60" x 32" x 19"
Kohler Bellwether cast iron tub
60"L x 32"W x 15-1/2"H
Cast Iron is always the better choice. Unless you have very substandard construction the floor should hold the weight of a cast iron tub.
My wife picked the archer tub . Question the tub has wood on the bottom of it
Does this wood come off before I set it in mortar?
Kohler could have answer this in the installation guide
The wood is probably moulded in and is intended to stay there.
Thanks that what I was thinking also but wanted to check
One more question the 3 wall adcove is 601/2 inches the tub is 60 all water
Pipes is out of the way what is the trick to getting tub in? Down to the bare studs . Thanks george
The tub can be rotated in if the drywall is off the walls.
I put a 2x4 ledger on the back wall, and shim the apron if needed. Small piles of mortar allow squishing out to let the tub drop down and gain some support.
Got it in figure it out thanks George
Terry thanks , do I just ignore the wood feet when I set it in mortar making sure the tub is level ?each of the wooden
feet is different height
The feet are an inch or more different the feet on the no drain
end is higher. George
I tend to ignore the feet if they aren't at the right height.
If you slide it in and it fits flush to the floor with no rocking, then you can't really improve on that.
But if the feet are not touching, then using mortar or something like it helps. Kohler mentions shimming the feet, but have they tried doing that? You would need access around the tub to place shims "just so".
Update in March of 2013
For some reason this Archer tub fit in perfectly without any shims. Good job Kohler!
You can't see the p-trap very well in this shot, but it's there.
If your using mortar you should use 1-2". It says to use construction adhesive if installed otherwise. The last Kohler tub I installed we used shims and construction adhesive,it was a drop in air tub. All in all I like the Kohler tubs. Nice choice.
Got the ledger board in tub is solid will put mortar mix in tomorrow night
Wife pick out the archer 2 piece toilet that
Tub and toilet takes up a lot of space.
Terry thanks for the forum and everyone for advice they gave. George
The feet should be different lengths because the bottom of the tub slopes. The "no drain" end is higher so the legs are longer.
The tub is in mortar base ,ledger board perfect level in all direction
For the life of me can not figure out the furring strips on the studs that kohler says to do. Seems like it would cause the green board and tile to be uneven with the drywall . Thanks george