The
MANUFACTURED HOUSING GLOBAL NETWORK
Home     Privacy & Security     Contact Us    
 
What do you want to know about manufactured housing?
Manufactured Housing Web Search
Home Search     Forum Search     Business Search    


Financing   Buy A Home Sell A Home Repair & Renovation Free Classifieds   Forums Books Insurance

Manufactured Home Bathtub Replacements Chicago IL

As a general rule, replacing a bathtub is NOT considered a do-it-yourself project -- especially if your changing the type and size of the tub. Changing anything means refiguring the drainlines, vents and waterlines and that can get a bit tricky and frustrating. But if your old tub is cracked or damaged and you simply wish to replace it with the same kind, then the project becomes more manageable.

Smartrooms
(312) 644-4446
222 Merchandise Mart Suite 119
Chicago, IL
 
Tanis Design
(312) 836-9800
320 W. Illinois, Ste. 315
Chicago, IL
 
Chicago Construction Works, Inc.
(773) 349-6919
1352 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Services
Hot Tubs & Spas, Lighting, Insulation, Security, Demolition, Carpenters, Flooring, Painting, Ceilings, Architects & Designers, Doors, FirePlaces, Sauna, Home Automation, Heating, Sunrooms, Kitchen remodeling, Garage & Carport, Waterproofing, Closets & Garage Organizers, Countertops, Framing, Disability Alterations, Home Builders, Windows, Skylights, Cabinets, Plumbing, Drywall and Plaster, Water Heaters & Tanks, Interior Decorators, Central Heating System, Additions, Roofing, Mirrors, Basemen…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial, Emergency Services
Company Information
Hours : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 5 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : City of Chicago General Contractors License No TGC012546
Payment Options
Accepts Credit Cards

Data Provided by:
Lee Lumber
(773) 509-6700
3250 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
Airoom Custom Remodeling Specialists
(847) 763-1100
6825 N. Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood, IL
Services
Bathroom remodeling, Additions, Basement remodeling, Kitchen remodeling
Company Information
Years in Business : 11 Years
Licensing Information
License # : No License Provided

Data Provided by:
Meade Services Inc.
(773) 761-1595
6400 N Francisco
Chicago, IL
Services
Insulation, Commercial Property Maintenance, Carpenters, Kitchen remodeling, Decks & Porches, Disaster Restoration, Water Heaters & Tanks, Bathroom remodeling, Garage & Carport, Paving, Handyman, Security, Plaster & Stucco, Basement remodeling, Drywall and Plaster, Ceilings, Hot Tubs & Spas, Framing, Home Builders, Flooring, Mirrors, Powerwashing, Tiling, Sauna, Solar Energy, Skylights, Roofing, Electrical, Locksmiths, Sunrooms, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Siding, Lighting, Plumbing, Multiple …
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 09- to be submiten upon request( for security reasons)

Data Provided by:
Lauren Schreyer
(312) 953-0316
2 East Erie, #3109
Chicago, IL
 
Abberlin Kitchen and Bath
(847) 550-8583
917 S. Rand Road, Dept KB
Lake Zurich, IL
 
v.c.construction.corp
(312) 388-1244
1727 w albion ave
Chicago, IL
Services
Cabinets, Demolition, Mold Remediation, Framing, Multiple Room Renovation, Garage & Carport, Carpenters, Windows, Plaster & Stucco, Basement remodeling, Powerwashing, Bathroom remodeling, Gas Piping, Tiling, Drywall and Plaster, Electrical, Siding, Flooring, Plumbing, Doors, Handyman, Waterproofing, Kitchen remodeling, Roofing, Countertops, Water Heaters & Tanks, Additions, Painting
Company Information
Years in Business : 19 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Romanian
Licensing Information
License # : No License Provided

Data Provided by:
Creation Station
(773) 774-2388
7509 W. Pratt Ave.
Chicago, IL
 
Data Provided by:

Replacing a Manufactured Home Bathtub

Replacing a Manufactured Home Bathtub
Sun 09/03/06 09:22:25 am
by Mark Bower

cracked bathtub

As a general rule, replacing a bathtub is NOT considered a do-it-yourself project -- especially if your changing the type and size of the tub. Changing anything means refiguring the drainlines, vents and waterlines and that can get a bit tricky and frustrating. But if your old tub is cracked or damaged and you simply wish to replace it with the same kind, then the project becomes more manageable.

Repair or Replace?

Most bathtubs in mobile homes are plastic. When plastic cracks or breaks, it cannot be permanently repaired like fiberglass can. If the crack isn't too bad, the best you can do is temporarily repair it by using one of two methods.

bathtub crack

First method is to purchase an epoxy repair kit. The biggest advantage of the epoxy kit is that the repair isn't as noticeable because the color somewhat matches the tub. The disadvantage is that it works best only on small cracks because any movement on big cracks can cause the crack to reappear.

Second method to repair a cracked plastic bathtub is to apply a piece of quick fix tub repair tape to seal the crack. The advantage of the tape is that it will move with the tub so the crack will not reappear (unless the crack runs). The disadvantage is that it looks somewhat gaudy but by gosh it does work!

Bathtub Facts

If you've decided to replace your bathtub, besides the size and color you will also want to understand how and why the bottom of your tub is supported. Most plastic tubs are supported in two ways -- plastic legs or styrofoam.

tub legs

Pictured to the right is a tub supported by plastic legs. If you have a sewer pipe running directly under the tub, then you will need this type of tub to make room for the pipes. The disadvantage of using a tub with legs is that the tub can creak if the subfloor under the tub isn't flat causing the legs to sit uneven. The legs have to installed into the bottom of the tub. When doing so, push them in straight or you'll risk breaking a tab that holds the legs in.

styrofoam tub supports

This photo on the right shows a tub that uses styrofoam for support rather than plastic legs. The styrofoam sits directly onto the floor. Overall, the styrofoam offers better support with way less creaks. Obviously the disadvantage is that you can't run pipes directly under the tub.

Removal of Old Tub and Surround

unhook drain

First shut off water to the bathtub. From underneath the tub, unscrew pipes from drain. This can be accomplished by either taking apart the p-trap (pictured right) or unscrewing the pipe directly from the tub drain itself. If your tub has an overflow, there will be another pipe going up the back of the tub to the overflow. In this case simply take apart the p-trap and the rest will come out with the tub.

remove tub faucet

Again, be sure the water is shut off to the tub. Next unscrew the waterline connections from the back of the faucet. Remove the nuts from the hot and col...

Click here to read the rest of the article from mobilehome.com


© Copyright 2008 Express Network Solutions
Manufactured Housing Global Network

Page Cached @ Tuesday, 18th January, 2011 @ 02:00am

Served by checkov .xpr.com
@ 02:01:59