Asked on Jul 18, 2013
Placement of longer tub is a problem
We were planning to replace a 5' tub with a 6' jetted tub, by getting some of the extra space needed from a small closet it butts up against. There's a problem. The house is on a slab, and the spout end of the tub is the end that will have to "move" over 1'; the other end can't be moved because it's against an outside wall. Moving the drain and the pipes would involve breaking into the slab and moving the pipes and drain over 1'. Is there any other way to do this? I thought of putting the tub on a 6" platform (maybe poured?) and angling the drain and pipes off from there. It sounds like more trouble than it is worth, but I'd sure like my husband to be able to stretch out in a tub for a change. We built the house ourselves in 1977, and it's time for updates.