|Posted by Weogo Reed on April 28, 19100 at 21:24:56:|
|In response to Re: 53 1/2 inch bath tub|
Hi again Tank,
: Thanks for answering my post about the 53 1/2 inch bath tub. You are correct in suggesting that my cracked tub might, in fact, be a 54 inch tub that measures slightly short. I found out that the original size of this tub was listed as 54 X 40, so the UR tub you suggested sounds fine. Coincidently, Universal Rundle is manufactured right here in my home town in Iowa, but the factory does not sell retail. I think the "Lawton", though narrower than my present tub, would work nicely, but I have not found a local retailer with a UR catalog. Where did you buy your tub? If you have any installation tips that might save me a headache, I would be happy to accept them.
: Thanks again for the help. This is the first time I have posted a message on a non-computer related message board and I am very pleased that you were here to help me.
Probably most plumbing houses in your area will carry UR,
54" is no longer a real common size tub, but when searching I found several manufacturers making them.
Make sure you get the drain on the correct side!
Note that tubs come in different widths.
The Lawton dimensions are available as a web page or
The surround I am using is a universal fit plastic model.
I think UR does make a matching surround, maybe another $150 or so?
Make sure you level the tub.
Last, stuff the tub-to-wall cavities with fiberglass insulation and your tub will stay warm much longer.
There are more mobile homes per capita in South Carolina than any other state :-(
Glad to be of help.
Good health, Weogo