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 Weight of steel tubs
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I priced 3 steel tubs, all 60×30×14 with no special features.
One weighed 67 pounds, the second 110, the third 161, (Bootz Aloha, American Standard Princeton, American Standard Cambridge).

Are they thicker all around, or just on the bottom?

Do heavy people need thicker tubs?



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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: packy (MA)

of the three listed, the americast is the only one i would consider.

[www.americanstandard-us.com]

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: bernabeu (SC)

packy,

good info

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

Why? The Cambridge is the Americast. What contributes to its 161 pounds as compared to the Princeton's 110?



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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: packy (MA)

i honestly don't know the reason for the price difference

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: bernabeu (SC)

WEIGHT difference


? perhaps the heaviest is the americast ?

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: packy (MA)

they are both americast ??

i thought one was 60 x 30 x 14 and the other was 60 x 32 x 16..
but the specs show them both the same size.

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: bernabeu (SC)

both ARE americast

Cambridge = 60x32x17-3/4 = soaking tub

Princeton = 60x30x14 = std tub

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

You're right! I apologize. I misread the soaking depth of the Cambridge (14"winking smiley for its height, had counted on BigHomeStore's filtering software to return 30" tubs, and its filter on Americast to return all Americast tubs. It seems that all American Standard's porcelain steel tubs are Americast.

Twice the price is a lot. How does the thinner Bootz fail when the thicker Americast holds up? I take a bath once or twice a year, but I like having one and have nothing else to do with extra space in the bathroom.

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: hj (AZ)

The actual "tub" prObably weighs about the same in all of them The "substructure" and bracing will make the difference.

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: bernabeu (SC)

arthur,

both tubs have depth 'ranges' available

the cambridge is wider and has a deeper 'range'



imo, if, like me, you seldom soak then, when you do, deeper is way way better - you will never regret getting the best you can afford


whichever width you choose i recommend the max depth available from the mfgr - even if it means a 'custom order' (ie. not in stock)



ps. ! one year warranty (Bootz) versus TEN year warranty (americast) !


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Are they thicker all around, or just on the bottom?

Do heavy people need thicker tubs?




YES, thicker all around

theoretically no, in practice yes

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"Measure Twice & Cut Once"



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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: Don411 (IN)

Deeper tub also means higher step over height to enter the tub if that is a potential issue. Given whats involved in replacing a tub also agree that it pays to get the best for your budget.

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: hj (AZ)

In my opinion, The "best for your budget" would NEVER be a steel tub, given how easy they chip and rust out around the overflow and drain openings.a

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I see a lot of complaints about chipping. I won't get cast iron. I had fiberglass. If not steel or iron, what would you get?

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: steve_g (CA)

Why not cast iron? It's the best choice, imho. Very heavy and awkward and you'll only have to do it once.

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 Re: Weight of steel tubs
Author: hi (TX)

Cast iron Kohler all the way, it's the top of the line

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