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    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?
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    Kohler Archer acrylic tub
    60" x 32" x 19"



    Kohler Bellwether cast iron tub
    60"L x 32"W x 15-1/2"H
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    Cast Iron is always the better choice. Unless you have very substandard construction the floor should hold the weight of a cast iron tub.

    John

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    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
    Thanks George

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    The wood is probably moulded in and is intended to stay there.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    Thanks that what I was thinking also but wanted to check

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    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

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