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pphalen Inactive Member13 Apr 2012 8:01 a.m. PST

So, we are completely renovating our kitchen (basically to the studs and sub floor).

As part of the project, we have to move a whole bunch of plumbing that was "hidden" in the soffits. We also have to move some duct work for an AC register. So, big chunks of the ceiling have had to come off. In on section, we exposed the trap to the tub in the "kids" bathroom, which we want to renovate, as well.

Which has me thinking, we should swap out that tub, while we have the access. Well, the tub and the walls, and new tile, and…

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2012 8:02 a.m. PST

Stick to figures……..

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2012 8:25 a.m. PST

Why are you doing this in the first place? grin

Cold Steel13 Apr 2012 8:29 a.m. PST

Change the plumbing but not the tub while you have easy access to it. Plan it right and the new bathroom will be a lot easier when you get to it on your schedule. You do not want to rip up the floor to get to the pipes. Too big of a chance you will drop a wrench that will go right through that new ceiling in the kitchen. (Care to guess how I know about that?)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2012 8:36 a.m. PST

Buy a new house.

Parzival13 Apr 2012 8:47 a.m. PST

This is why you never let the wife watch HGTV.

pphalen Inactive Member13 Apr 2012 9:13 a.m. PST

Joe: A wrench is still much better than most of your leg!

Cold Steel13 Apr 2012 11:02 a.m. PST

Did that too!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member13 Apr 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

Dude you seriously need intervention and a 12 step. I've done that stuff for a living, and it's never an easy gig!!!!!!!!

14Bore13 Apr 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

How old is this house? Drywall or plaster? Any previous problems with tub or just want a change? Is Plumbing cast iron, copper or pvc?

Brian Bronson Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 4:40 a.m. PST

Before going any further, I urge you to watch a few episodes of "Renovation Realities." It's on HGTV's DIY network. The screwups seen on this show will make you a whole lot happier about your skills and project!!

Oh, and I concur with Cold Steel. Change the plumbing now since you have access, but there's no need to go further with the tub at this time.

pphalen Inactive Member14 Apr 2012 6:08 a.m. PST

The house is about 22 years old.
The tub is cast, I am going to try to keep it and get it sprayed (the color is the only thing wrong with it.)

Otherwise, plaster and plywood (no concrete on the floors in the bathrooms or kitchens.

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