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    DIY Junior Member braindrain's Avatar
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    Default Shower divertor mounted on interior of outside wall

    I am replacing a shower I had to remove ,due to water damage, with a jetted tub that will be used as a tub/shower combo. The area I'm using has one wall as a closet, the other is an outside wall. The pump will be on the closet side due to required access panel. This means I will have to put the shower diverter on the outside wall end. I've been told that this will lead to diverter freezing and bursting. Is this true and is there a way to insulate to safeguard it? Also, if I could find a jetted tub with right hand pump and drain, this would solve my problem. Any help or insoght would be appreciated.
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    Freezing problems aren't isolated to the diverter, any line with water in it is subject to freezing. By their nature, a tub/shower valve is fairly deep, so there's little to no insulation in a typical wall behind it. You really want to consider a tub with a removeable skirt so you can access the motor/pump from the long side rather than the end. Then, your water would be on an inside wall.
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    OK thanks, so no water supply plumbing in the outside walls.

    Does anyone know of a whirlpool tub that has right hand drain and right hand pump?

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    Except for those units where the pump is relocatable into another room, they all put the pump under the sloped end opposite the drain. If you get one with a removeable skirt, you'd be able to service the unit from the long side, and you would have many choices.
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