Just a few years ago we remodeled our bath, now we are thinking of
completely building a new house. The bathtub is cemented into place when
installed. Is it possible to remove the tub to reinstall into the new house,
or is it going to be so much easier to replace it.
I am no professional but will offer my 2 cents...
Seems to me that by the time you pay to have it torn out, moved and a
replacement put in you may break even against just putting a new one in the
new home. I would do some cost comparison.
What do you plan to do with the space where you are removing the tub? Unless
the old house is being demolished, you would have to replace it with
something. Buying a new tub for the new house is probably the most cost
Yes sorry, old house is coming down, I just hate to see such a nice tub get
tossed. It's only been used like a dozen time, and only 1/2 those with the
jets on. We're just not the bath type family, showers much easier.
I can't think of an easy way to separate it from the cement bed w/o
destroying it. I probably will buy a new one, different style or shape; but
still hate to se such a good tub go to waste.
On another note, any good sites on radiant floor info, such as install
costs, operating costs vs. other types such as heat pumps, geo thermal, etc?
Try googling "radiant floor heating". This is one site:
New tub is probably still the best option. Just think of the labor and time
to remove a tub that you can replace for $1000-1500.
What do you have to loose by trying to reclaim the tub? If it's
trashed, no loss other than a few hours...if it pops loose, you have
What type of radiant floor are you looking for? In the basement,
workshop, garage, and covered porch, I used in-floor water. Under the
tile in the BR's it'll be NuHeat <nuheat.com> Low voltage electric
used for specific locations.
Types of home heating may depend some on what type of construction you
choose. Geo ROI when used in ICF construction is MUCH longer than when
using traditional 2X construction methods. Is the payoff within an
acceptable range for you?
Best of luck!
Well, if you don't use it, and aren't 'bath people', why do you want to move
it? Just build the new house with a less expensive standard tub.
As for the radiant floor, if you are looking for a one room solution like the
bathroom, try Sun Touch floor warmers. They install in the mortar under the
tile and come in a wide variety of sizes. They are geared around do it yourself
installation. Very simple to hookup to the wall controller. Available at Lowes
and Home depot, although only Lowes stocks them in my area.
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