12:34PM | 04/11/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
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What is the best type of bathtub to buy . I plan on installing a new one. What difficulties could I possibly run into.? What type of installation materials would I need? Thank You


12:36PM | 04/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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For the BEST I would use T.P copper (thread less copper) Silver brazed with Flagg flow fittings.

For the drainage line I would not accept anything less the extra heavy cast iron uncoated (so defects cannot be hidden) with no 90 degree bend less then a long sweep

For the venting I would use no hub cast iron as it does not scale and use NO HUB couplings 80 INCH torque with a clevis hanger at every 5 ft and riser clamps on every story height.

I would use Gerber cast Iron bath tub or America cast with a Powers pressure temperature shower body.

The actual tub waste trip level would XH brass 17 GA or thicker

The difficulty is zilch if you hire you read a good how to book


10:26AM | 12/18/06
Member Since: 12/17/06
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My tub has only one handle. Cannot get it off. No scerews or allen wrench spots, Is it one piece and unrepairable? Or do you have to yank it off?


07:16AM | 12/19/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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I used Gerber for over 25 years BUT only the 2,3 and 4 valve shower body's

Now that the good codes require a pressure/ temperature balance type I would NOT use a Gerber

Possibly you can contact Gerber and they will send you directions on how to repair


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