As winter approaches, I'm reminded of how I hate to step into the
bathtub in the morning to shower. Until the hot water warms it up,
the bathtub "floor" is very cold. My bathtub is over an unheated
basement, currently with no insulation, and even if it was insulated
I'm not sure it would be much better. We let the house get pretty
cool at night. I'm in Atlanta, so most of the year everything's nice
and warm ...
I'm about to gut that bathroom, including the floor structure, and
completely rebuild it. It occured to me one recent cold morning that
while I'm replacing the bathtub, I could get some sort of heating pad
or coil affixed to the bottom surface, and rig that to a switch or a
timer or something.
I've looked on the net and I can find no such product. All I'm
finding is A) jacuzzi tub water heaters and B) radiant floor heating
systems. I don't want to make a science project out of this and rig
up something myself, because, among other reasons, I bet there's some
code issues to worry about with putting an electrical heater directly
below a bathub.
Has anyone seen some kind of product that heats the bathtub bottom