Monday, May 7, 2012

Rub a Dub Dub, Three Times a Tub!

As a follower of Hardy House, you have come to know that nothing is ever easy or cheap. This holds true for our downstairs tub.

Originally, we purchased a four-foot tub as we thought that was as large a tub that could fit in the space. Then our contractor said he could create the space to accommodate a normal size tub. Great! (So now we have a never used four-foot tub in the barn - available for sale if anyone would like it.)

Next, we purchased a cast-iron tub like the one in the picture, to fit the space. Then it sat in the barn for 2-3 years, waiting for us to get to a point where we could set it in the bathroom. That day arrived about a month ago.

The ground was wet and we built an elaborate system of plywood and ramps to get the darn tub in the house. But Dave and I and my son did it! Yay!


After a lot of effort setting the tub in place, Dave went to clean the interior. What we found were spider web-like cracks throughout the porcelain. We were upset to say the very least. I felt so bad for Dave, too.

So once we got over being upset, we ordered another tub just like the one that was cracked. Note: when you save a tub for a couple years in a barn, no one is going to take it back. The old tub will now be recycled.

We bit our lips and spent another $300 for another tub which we had delivered into the house. Dave and I then lifted it to a dolly to get it into the bathroom.

But there's more to the story...

I have to take my mom to the doctor so I'll get back to this as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading!

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