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Old 03-07-2009, 05:09 PM  
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Pros: Cast iron is quieter, it doesn't have the ringing sound when filling
Will not rust out, lasts much longer
Keeps the water warmer longer by its mass
It doesn't flex or dent which preserves the finish longer.
Cons: Steel is lighter, easier to install and to remove when its done.

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Old 11-05-2010, 04:47 PM  
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Default Cast Iron Bathtub

We are trying to choose a free standing cast iron bathtub for a master bathroom. Have been looking at a Kohler, but by the time we purchase the tub, add the extras (free standing faucet, skirt, drain etc.), the price is more than $7,000. I see there are less expensive cast iron tubs in very similar styles offerered online at 1/3 to 1/2 the price. My question is whether the porcelain will hold up as well as the more expensive tub??? Does anyone have any experience with any of the following brands: Cheviot, Randolph MOrris, or other? I would appreciate any help you can provide.
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