|Posted by Tank on April 28, 19100 at 22:38:49:|
|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
Weogo, you mentioned that, although 54 inch tubs are hard to find, you found several manufacturers that make them. Could you list a few? The only 54 inch tub I have found is the UR tub. I would like to find a 54 X 40 if I can.
Thanks again, Tank
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