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Question DetailsAsked on 10/21/2013

how much to replace a bath tub

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If you can buy a brand new bathtub for about the same cost as having one refinished, why not just buy a new one?

You can buy a brand new bathtub for as little as $300, but you can't replace it for that same $300. Why? Because houses are built around bathtubs, and the most expensive part of replacing a bathtub is definitely not the cost of the new tub. As a matter of fact, most of the expense of replacement is initially hidden.

What are some of these hidden costs? Removal and disposal costs: Can you physically remove the tub yourself, then get it out of the bathroom or through the front door at all, and if you can, how will you dispose of it? Even if you do get that far, in the process of removing the tub, part of the bathroom tile will surely be torn away, and the plumbing for the new tub may not fit the old plumbing fixtures at all. So now you may need to hire a plumber and a tileman as well, and on and on it can go. That's how you could easily end up spending hundreds or thousands of dollars replacing a $300 bathtub.


Answered 6 years ago by sharprefinishing


Click on the link for Home > Remodelling - Kitchen and Bath right under your question, and you will find a number of prior questions (with responses) about costs for bath remodels, including some for tub replacement only. Ballpark number, for a $300 tub purchase cost, you total installed cost can run from around $1000 for one bought to fit easily to as much as several thousand $ if it is different size, tile or surround is significantly damaged in tub removal, etc.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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