Asked on Feb 6, 2014

How to re-do vintage bath in mobile home

Marti  KKatie PepinWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
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Bathroom is in a 1968 single wide. Very small. I'd like a bathtub in there, right now there's a shower. Might find extra room by opening the wall where the water heater is and mounting on outside, OR maybe an instant-hot type. Estimates for all just that part are coming in soon (less the bathtub). Thx for any ideas!
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  • The idea of installing an outside water heater, on demand type for the home is a great one. These units save a lot of energy by only heating the water that flows through them. They do make short tubs if need be. So be sure to shop around. Remember though when installing a tub, you need to be sure the floor structure will support the added weight when filled. Framing tends to be on the lighter side on mobile homes. But adding additional supports should not be all that difficult assuming you have enough access below the unit.

  • Marti  K
    Marti K
    on Feb 6, 2014

    Hey Thanks! Hope this pic uploads. Bath beast in all it's glory.

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  • Katie Pepin
    Katie Pepin
    on Feb 8, 2014

    Ofuro Soaking tubs are really deep and small. Jay Shaffer from Tumbleweed houses sells a set of plans for them as well.

  • Katie Pepin
    Katie Pepin
    on Feb 8, 2014

    On demand tankless hot water heaters are the best up-grade... :) Good Luck, keep us posted

  • Marti  K
    Marti K
    on Feb 12, 2014

    I hope we can do this too!

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