Kevin M. Veler, Law Office of
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Asked on Jul 31, 2012

ANSI or other standard for bathtub size?

HandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLCKevin M. Veler, Law Office ofWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com

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I have a small claims matter in which a contractor claims that "standard tub size" is 60"x30". I see 60"x32" is very common. Does anyone have any standard (ANSI or otherwise) which establishes the size or indicates that either is typical. My direct email is kmv@kmvlaw.com if you want to send me anything. THANKS!!!
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  • Kevin, if its a soaking tub the standard is 32 inches. If it is a standard tub its 30 inches wide. However that is not always the case. I know of no standard that requires a tub to be a set size. But those are the most common available. And of course you can still get other special sizes depending upon type and manufacture producing it. Also here is a link to check out. Towards the bottom is a list of numbers you can contact perhaps to send you in the direction your looking for. But I think there is no standard on size, only on piping and design criteria. http://www.apsp.org/Public/Standards/ANSIAPSPStandards/index.cfm You may also want to check with the manufacture of a brand. As they may be able to point you in a direction to get the answer. I am sure you can find help lines with all the major manufactures on their web sites. Here is one for Kohler tubs they have a 800 number. I am sure they never had this question before. Should prove interesting. http://www.us.kohler.com/us/static/contact.jsp

  • Thanks Woodbridge! I'll check them out. A quick search of one of the big box store websites also indicated a variety of sizes.

  • There is no "standard" tub size which is why most remodelers & contractors spell out the actual dimensions...then there is no issue...at least not on size

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