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Has anyone had an acrylic free standing tub installed in a second story bathroom? Our plumber says they are a bear to install and the ceiling below has to be cut to some degree to hook up the pipes. It must be noted that we will not be installing this ourselves nor will our plumber. Btw, the contractor will be removing a jacuzzi tub in the same area. DH plans on asking the contractor, but I am curious to learn from others experience regarding instillation. I also know that the faucet and drain will come up out of the floor vs the wall. Thanks.
 
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like a claw foot tub? or like us, a new tub to replace an aweful cast iron?? lol...

actually we have bathrooms on top of each other and did remove the ceiling of the downstairs bath to adjust pipes and did the work ourselves...we really didn't have to do the entire ceiling but hated the drop tiles and wanted a smooth finish...2 things...we installed the drywall AND insulation (for sound) but had our contractor do the taping and mudding...he wasn't going to charge enough, but it was like glass, so i paid him $250...(he's a friend of a friend and did an excellent job on our roof)

believe me, while messy and and i lived without a ceiling, lol, in what i call my bath, it wasn't that difficult to locate the pipes and make sure the new tub had the correct drop, so it drains correctly...a huge point with the old cast iron tub...

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No...like a flush mount tub with skirted bottom though a claw foot tub instillation I suspect is similar since the water and drain pipe configuration is similar.
 
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we passed, lol..see amended answer, lol...
 
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Froo,

Check these for Plumbing and Bathroom questions and searches. I put in the search box and these came up. You might want to post a question there also. Good luck on your research.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/searc...&forum_name=Plumbing

Bathrooms
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/bath/

HTH!


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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We're using one in a spec house we've been working on. You shouldn't have too much difficulty because you already had supplies and a drain in the area for your jacuzzi but you will have to open the ceiling below to make the plumbing hookups. Is there something specific you're concerned about?
 
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Specifically, the opening of the ceiling below as the area is our living room and perhaps the soffit area which is faux finished to match the walls and can't be duplicated unless the entire room is repainted. This is an added expense that no one but our plumber mentioned. Thank you for confirming the process. Decisions, decisions.
 
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Just a thought...you can usually work from either side of a wall. Could they open up the floor of the bathroom instead of the ceiling of the room below?
 
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That was my initial thought too, but the fact our plumber talked about access via the ceiling below has me inclined to think that's the only way. There is a sofit in the room below which is where the pipes are I suspect vs an exterior wall.
 
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Ask for a clarification from the plumber about the access. If you are willing to take up the floor above you should be able to leave the ceiling below undesturbed. There is always another way to do something. Absolutely always.
 
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We have since posed this question to the contractor who feels access via the subfloor vs the ceiling below is doable.
 
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