Use either a super tool or hammer to pull out the old bathtub installation. Be very careful when doing this, as the bathtub installation may have slipped from your mind while working on other parts of the room. The bathtub installation may have slipped in terms of slip resistance, depending on the situation. Use some rubber mallet to break the corners of the bathtub installation and use some sandpaper to smooth off any rough edges that may cause some damage to your new tub. In this case I used about 4″ of bead board which works quite well in this regard.
If your bathroom is not that big then you should consider making the installation into a shower instead of a bathtub. For showers, the installation can be pretty easy. The first thing to do is get yourself a nice long pipe for your showerhead and install it where you want it. Next you will want to buy some caulking and put some seals on the pipe joints to make sure they are watertight. The average cost of these things will be about a dollar each. Once the caulking has been put on, it is a pretty simple matter to connect the pipes and to get the shower up and running.
Jetted tub installation cost does depend on the size of the jetted tub and on how elaborate your jetted tub installation is. For a small jetted tub, like the one on my website, the installation cost would be less than two dollars. Some jetted tubs can be very elaborate and will require some plumbing work to be done, which will raise the average cost of the project. In these cases you may have to hire some plumbers and electrical contractors, but the overall cost will still be much less than having to build a new water heater.
In the case of a standard bathtub, the total installation cost will be dependent on the type you have, the labor costs involved, and the size of your household. Most people have a walk-in tub, which means you don’t have to worry about installing a large amount of plumbing or electric wiring. If you have a standard walk-in bathtub, the average weight of the water in it will be over ten pounds, which is heavy enough to make any changes to your plumbing or wiring pretty complicated. In addition, if you have a large bathtub, including a deck, you may need to have a significant amount of labor involved. In these cases it is better to avoid having to do anything at all and simply hire a professional to come in and do the work.
There are also several different ways to install a walk-in bathtub, including different types of shallow pans that are used for installation. Some of these pans are made from plastic and are not as costly as they used to be, and they offer the convenience of being able to easily move the unit from one location to another without having to deal with the plumbing. Other pans are made from cast iron and offer a more traditional look, but they are still quite heavy. Either type is fine, however you should always ensure that you can safely install the pan on your own, as even a 600 pound pan can be difficult for some people to lift. There are several websites that sell or even custom make tub surrounds to fit the design and color of the tub you’re interested in installing like at www.lasvegasbathroomremodeling.net.