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Old 04-20-2019, 04:10 PM   #1
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Doing a conversion on a 67 pass 2004 International 3800 Model with a t444e and got a smoken deal on a Walk-in-bathtub which I think will be killer. Looking for pro's / con's with the more experienced members, Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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My question is how many gallons of water you will carry? A typical residential tub, if it were 60" x 24" and 8" deep in water is 50 gallons. How big is the tub?
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I don't know that I'd fill it (to use as a tub), but as a waterproof base to add a shower curtain over, it might make a great shower setup if you want something a little fancier then just a galvanized trough or something else like it. I'm all for DIY, but if the price is right off the shelf...
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A deals a deal, so if the price is right and it fits your floor plan , do it. How big is the unit? Brand, pics?
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The downside I see with most "walk-in" tubs are that you need to get in before you can fill it...and have to wait for it to mostly drain before you can get out. That or climb over a much higher side (?).
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The downside I see with most "walk-in" tubs are that you need to get in before you can fill it...and have to wait for it to mostly drain before you can get out. That or climb over a much higher side (?).
His plan was to use it as a shower.
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His plan was to use it as a shower.
Really? Where does the OP state that?
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:15 PM   #8
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Hi Folks thanks for the feedback, I will mainly use it as a shower and sponge bath area, but for $200 I get all the taps and shower wand as well as a tub surround and a bench that allows me to mount it end to end so I still have an aisleway. its going to be a quick install and fits the area. If I ever use it as a bathtub it will be while I have shore hookups on city water or near a river, I am using a Eccotemp FVI-12-LP tankless water heater so it makes sense.
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