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thenewgirlintown

02:01PM | 10/11/00
Member Since: 10/10/00
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Ok, what I want to do is take the tub out of my downstairs bathroom & turn it into a powder room. I'm pretty handy & quite strong for a "little girl" (hubby can always help with the heavy heavy stuff). The main concerns that I have are with the pipes. I've already checked it out & it seems that there are connections just in the right places where if I were to disconnect them, they would be flush with the floor. Now, how would I go about sealing the pipes off? I hope I don't have to have a plumber come in to do this...our funds are limited. Any suggestions would be a great help. Even something temporary would be fine...I expect to have more of my budget to blow on the house within the next year, then I could call Mr.Plumber to fix it right. But until then I need to do SOMETHING. There's only about a foot of space between the tub & sink that you have to squeeze through to make it to the toilet!(If you really want, I could take a picture of it so you could see how desperate I am to get that stupid tub out of there!!!) Anyone that could help me gets a FREE used tub faucet ;c)

Matches

06:17PM | 10/11/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
What to do after the tub is out is much easier than getting the tub out.Without seeing, it's difficult to give advice however,the tub is taking the space up and not the pipes.I say,yank the tub for the extra space then deal with pipe issues as your next step.If you need to cut pipe to remove the tub and there is not a seperate shut-off for the tub then you need to be handy sweating pipes.If you work with a plumber on this and had it ready,the cost should not be much to cap pipes.

thenewgirlintown

07:04PM | 10/11/00
Member Since: 10/10/00
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Matches! That's what I was hoping to hear. Yeah, I guess I didn't really give you a good description of the set up, but you still seemed to have hit the nail on the head. This bathroom is quite strange & from what I could gather from the neighbors, it's this way because an elderly woman lived here about 35 years ago & had the bathroom added on very quickly. The way it's set up, it seems that MAYBE they intended on putting a claw foot in, because the pipes come up right in the middle of the floor. They ended up putting a regular tub in & covered the exposed pipes with some awful looking paneling. It really is a sight, let me tell ya! Anyhow...thanks again for the advice! Now, aah, where do you want me to send this old faucet after it's ripped out? Ohh, you'll like it...it's the ONLY thing that the previous owners DIDN'T put those god-awful sticky flourescent flowers on...LOL!

Matches

12:04PM | 10/12/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I bought the same kind of house!I have all the faucets I need but thanks anyway.Good luck and hope all goes well.

codyboy

08:26PM | 01/10/01
Member Since: 01/09/01
15 lifetime posts
You probably have it done by now but just to let others know you don't have to put a sweat fitting on a copper pipe to put on and end cap to close it off. I bought a pvc or plastic piece that you put on , compression fitting. Works great and has been on the pipe for the last 14 years.
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