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Biggest complaint I've heard is how cold you get waiting for it to drain (forever). And the eventual leaks. Guess you can do a two-fer and open door while water still draining to minimize being cold.

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That's what all the old stinkers think.



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what if,


you get a [bleep] pain while in it?

house catches fire?

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what if,


you get a [bleep] pain while in it?

house catches fire?

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My stepmother had one due to mobility issues, but I'd much rather have the no-sill, floor level shower we put in our home.

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I think they aren’t a good idea. If your old and have to wait for the damned water to drain out doesn’t sound like a winner. I think a whirlpool bathtub would be better.

It kind of defeats the purpose. Most people get them because they can't get out of a whirlpool tub without assistance. My dad and mom just had a walk in installed about three months ago and they love it. To the original question, they take no longer to fill than a standard tub.


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My stepmother had one due to mobility issues, but I'd much rather have the no-sill, floor level shower we put in our home.

Built quite a few handicap showers, all shapes and sizes.

Seems to be a good way to go for some.

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Originally Posted by BigDave39355
No numbers?

Like 18 mins to fill…
14 mins to drain…
Depends on your water pressure and the size of the tub, but most mixing valves are preset to 1.4 gal/min.

Sitting in these stupid things waiting for it to fill, then sitting in there freezing your ass off while it empties is just plain stupid.


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Originally Posted by steve4102
Originally Posted by BigDave39355
No numbers?

Like 18 mins to fill…
14 mins to drain…
Depends on your water pressure and the size of the tub, but most mixing valves are preset to 1.4 gal/min.

Sitting in these stupid things waiting for it to fill, then sitting in there freezing your ass off while it empties is just plain stupid.
Not sure where you got the 1.4GPM figure, but even shower heads and lav faucets flow more than that. Tub only faucets, think master bath whirlpool, often have faucets capable of +15GPM.

As to draining a walk-in tub, most have discharge pumps on the drain outlet to speed up the process.


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A guy I know put one in two months ago. Now he is going to put in another bathroom with a shower. Walk in is a pain. Edk

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Originally Posted by bruinruin
Originally Posted by steve4102
Originally Posted by BigDave39355
No numbers?

Like 18 mins to fill…
14 mins to drain…
Depends on your water pressure and the size of the tub, but most mixing valves are preset to 1.4 gal/min.

Sitting in these stupid things waiting for it to fill, then sitting in there freezing your ass off while it empties is just plain stupid.
Not sure where you got the 1.4GPM figure, but even shower heads and lav faucets flow more than that. Tub only faucets, think master bath whirlpool, often have faucets capable of +15GPM.

As to draining a walk-in tub, most have discharge pumps on the drain outlet to speed up the process.
Been doing this a long time.

Since about 1994 water flow rates have been averaging 2.2-2.5 gal/min. Many manufactures now set their flow rate according to CA standards which is around 1.4.

You can of course ( outside CA) install a mixing valve that delivers more water, but 15 gal/min is not going to happen. Most homes with city water are equipped with pressure and flow control regulators at the main.


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Originally Posted by steve4102
Originally Posted by bruinruin
Originally Posted by steve4102
Originally Posted by BigDave39355
No numbers?

Like 18 mins to fill…
14 mins to drain…
Depends on your water pressure and the size of the tub, but most mixing valves are preset to 1.4 gal/min.

Sitting in these stupid things waiting for it to fill, then sitting in there freezing your ass off while it empties is just plain stupid.
Not sure where you got the 1.4GPM figure, but even shower heads and lav faucets flow more than that. Tub only faucets, think master bath whirlpool, often have faucets capable of +15GPM.

As to draining a walk-in tub, most have discharge pumps on the drain outlet to speed up the process.
Been doing this a long time.

Since about 1994 water flow rates have been averaging 2.2-2.5 gal/min. Many manufactures now set their flow rate according to CA standards which is around 1.4.

You can of course ( outside CA) install a mixing valve that delivers more water, but 15 gal/min is not going to happen. Most homes with city water are equipped with pressure and flow control regulators at the main.
You've been doing what a long time? Plumbing?


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Nevermind probably needing a larger hot water tank.

Even a 50 gallon tank is only good for something like 28 gallons of hot water.

A low entry shower with a bench makes a lot more sense.

My aunt thought grandpa needed one and convinced him to spend the $$. He hated it, too long to drain.

Reverse mortgage and walk in tubs. Gotta love old people teevee time.

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I have one. I am 83 and 70% disabled, back issues, cannot stand alone, overweight too. Filling and draining are not much of a problem. Should have gotten it with a shower capability. I like the massage and water therapy options. Walk in shower for handicapped would have done me but wife wanted a tub.

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F uck a tub! I just spent $15,000.00 remodeling my bathroom which includes a tiled walk in shower which I’ve enjoyed greatly! I haven’t had my ass in a tub since joining the military in 1958. I’ll be 83 come 25th March and don’t intend to ever smell akin to cat piss! I hate thise sneaky bastards!


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