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whitehart 12-13-2013 11:42 AM

variance in standard tub size?
We have a fiberglass, one-piece tub/shower surround from the 70's that was ugly from the day it was put in. (To those few who like avacado green, I apologize.) It also has some plumbing issues (as in my recent other post.) If we replace it, we need to have another tub/shower combo. It fills the end of a very small bath, and we can't afford to move the walls.

Here's the problem:
Wall to wall across the front of it is 59 1/2 inches.
Standard tubs are 5', right? What are the tolerances on that? Would a standard size fit there, or are they actually 60 inches?

If I have to buy an off-size, where do I find one at a decent price?

havasu 12-13-2013 11:51 AM

The last time I was shopping for a tub, I found that several manufacturers varied their sizes tremendously. The only way to determine if a new tub would fit is to remove your old tub and measure the rough size.

nealtw 12-13-2013 05:11 PM

Evan when you measure the tub and they should fit. some times the plastic tubs get destorted a bit and need a little more room. Just notch the studs a little and slide the tub in no one will ever know. It's only full size at the flange so it's no big deal.

havasu 12-13-2013 06:41 PM

Exactly. If your tub is currently 59 1/2 inches wide right now, I'm sure the opening will accommodate a 6' tub.

whitehart 12-19-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks! You have been a big help.

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