12.20.2016

the tub, part 3

The tub crate still awaits disposal—the dump was closed when I ditched the truck and split.

 You thought the tub thing was over, right? Think again. It has yet to be installed.
  That's the drain to the previous tub on the left, from below. Note that the water pipes are on the other side of that beam, which they can't be run across. The current water pipes that emerge upstairs will have to be capped off, which means a hole will have to be made—and repaired— in the wall. And then we can install the chic, floor-mounted tub filler that this type of tub is meant to have.
 This will require, if all goes well, at least two visits from a mainland plumber, not to mention a carpenter. Someone was out of their mind when they conceived of this project. And had a contractor quoted me what in the end it will cost, I would have laughed in his (or her) face. Plus I had to, belatedly, ascertain what the structural load of the house frame is to make sure that the nearly one ton of tub, water and people wouldn't fall through the floor.
  But, hey, in the end I won't have a plug-in bathtub with the tease of those non-working Jacuzzi jets
The new tub (foreground)awaits the removal of the old one—if we can get it out.

2 comments :

otra rubia said...

Re Plus I had to, belatedly, ascertain what the structural load of the house frame is to make sure that the nearly one ton of tub, water and people wouldn't fall through the floor.

How does one determine that?

Claudia said...

One calls the post-and-beam company and asks them to look at the plans.