01:27PM | 04/19/06
Member Since: 04/18/06
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I am purchasing a house which has two showers and no bathtubs. Due to having a young daughter in the house, this is not practical.

The showers in the house I am purchasing are both brand new, so I was wandering if it is possible to somehow convert the existing shower into some sort of bath tub with a faucet or if the shower would have to be totally ripped out.

Any advise you can provide is appreciated. Thanks!


01:41PM | 04/19/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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A bath tub waste is 11/2" normally and a shower is 2" so the waste is not a problem BUT the location of the trap is and thus walls have to be taken down to fit the tub in and the waste rerouted and filing with the local building dept so you do not get any C of O violation.

You will also have to make sure the new shower body (valve) is capable of anti scald like Delta Or Powers or Moen type capable of pressure and or temperature balance type or both as children safety is involved

Also many shower valves are strictly for showing and have no provisions for a tub spout or a diverter.

Contact the builders plumber and have him/ her make the necessary modifications and file all work, this way your still covered under the new building warrantee.

God luck on your new home.

Sylvan Tieger,LMP


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