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Thread: New Tub Ordered

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    Red face New Tub Ordered

    I have just given myself a Christmas Present! I put the downpayment down on my new walk in tub. Since my last hip replacement, and then throwing it out of location twice within a couple of weeks, I decided that the safest way for me to take the relaxing baths I so love, was to get a walk in tub. It sould be installed by the end of Jan. It is going to be a hard long wait.
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    Good for you. They look like they would be AWESOME!!
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    Wonderful, I think that would really work out well for you.
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    my neighbor down a few houses has a new one. I didn't ask her how long it takes to fill up though? I'm assuming you must get in, then fill it.

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    I have always wondered about those. I hope you come back to this post and tell us what you think of it. I wish you many happy baths!
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    I hope is all and more than you hope for. Fantastic!
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    I have wondered about them. Tried to talk my mom into one but she opted for a contraption that she could sit on and slide over into the tub. It made cleaning the bathtub a royal pain.

    So I congratulate you on making it happen and that you enjoy it.

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    Sounds like a wise purchase. I had total left hip replacement about four years go. So far so good.
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    My neighbor has one & she has to undress, sit in the tub until it fills---and then sit there 'nekkid' until the water drains so she can get out. Heard her say the other day that she filled it first and climbed over into it!! I never get in the tub--have just used the shower for years and years. Hope it works for you better.

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    I haven't had hip replacement, but arthritis in my hips and back so curtailed my movement that I could not lift my legs to get into the tub. A miserable feeling! I had a tub to shower conversion in one bath and bought a bath stool to use. I don't have to wait for the tub to fill or drain, I can get in easily (about 4 inches to lift my legs), and I can sit as necessary, especially when I have to shampoo my hair. We have custody of 2 grandchildren (13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy). My granddaughter loooooves the new tub, but my husband and grandson don't care for it. So we now a girls' bathroom and a boys' bathroom. She loves the idea that dirty boys don't occupy our space!!! Thankfully, we have the two baths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    My neighbor has one & she has to undress, sit in the tub until it fills---and then sit there 'nekkid' until the water drains so she can get out. Heard her say the other day that she filled it first and climbed over into it!! I never get in the tub--have just used the shower for years and years. Hope it works for you better.
    My daughter is a plumber. She said those tubs are a royal pain. She said if you go to drain it and the pipes are clogged you are in trouble. You can't get out of it unless you climb over the top.

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    They look like a real good thing for us folks that have joint problems. lets us know how it works .
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandme26 View Post
    I have just given myself a Christmas Present! I put the downpayment down on my new walk in tub. Since my last hip replacement, and then throwing it out of location twice within a couple of weeks, I decided that the safest way for me to take the relaxing baths I so love, was to get a walk in tub. It sould be installed by the end of Jan. It is going to be a hard long wait.
    Be sure and upgrade the heating in your bathroom. You have to wait until the tub is completely empty before getting out. A wet body and cold bathroom are the pits. Tubs are marvelous, but wait time to exit is sometimes a pain too.

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    I have one of those tubs, it came with the house when we purchased it. Besides the fact a bath now takes twice as long because of waiting for the tub to fill and drain, it also takes most of the 40 gal. hot water tank to fill with the water. We don't take hot baths just warm but the volume of the tub is huge. My opinion living with it for the last few years is I'd get the shower conversion and a shower chair the tub is a pain in the butt to clean, lets not even talk about the grey seal around the door to get in, yuk. Leave the door open to dry after your bath unless you want a science experiment growing.

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    well, keep a towel nearby and a robe too. all should go well. enjoy!!!

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    Having to sit in the tub while it fills up and drain does not bother me. Before this last hip replacement I would get in the tub and then fill it up and also dry off in tub while it drained. Since this hip replacement likes to jump out of socket, having to step up high into my regular tub is impossible for me. If I ever want to take a "regular" bath or shower my other bathroom is where I would go. I just hope I do not have to wait too long before it is installed. Since I am paying cash the rep. said I would be pushed to the top of the waiting list and top of the to install list. Right now it will be towards the end of Jan, but am waiting for a call from the main company to get a set date. Thank you everyone for telling me the ins and outs of the tub. For me the outs are outweighed.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    I'm glad you were able to get one and hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I am a shower person, but I know some people like baths much better. In the seventies we had to find campers with tubs because my mom only took baths, not showers. We also ruled out many homes with master baths with only showers. Enjoy it!

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    Oh I want one of those too.
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    I also have wanted one of those tubs. I called for infor and got it but I could never get a price for it from anyone. Please enjoy the tub. I think of having one often because I love a hot bath but it's relly hard to get in & out of the tub for me. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by margee View Post
    I also have wanted one of those tubs. I called for infor and got it but I could never get a price for it from anyone. Please enjoy the tub. I think of having one often because I love a hot bath but it's relly hard to get in & out of the tub for me. Enjoy!
    I set up three different appointments with three different companies by way of the enternet. The reps came to my house, took measurements, and gave me prices. All three were about the same so I chose by going with the one that was in the middle and gave a good presentation and answered quiestions fully. It should be put in by the end of this month and I will let everyone know how I like it.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Congrats! I hope you really enjoy it. I love a bath every once in a while. A couple of nice towels nearby to wrap around you should solve the problem of sitting in it while it's draining.

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    Hope you got your new tub, do let us know how that is working for you. I had my hip replacement three months ago Jan 1st. Finally past the 90 days, 90 degree rule!!! So happy!!!

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