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sa   HOT TUB

Welcome to the jet age. Advice on installing a whirlpool bathtub during a bathroom renovation.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 34
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 8

Tips on preparing a bathtub for refinishing with a special epoxy paint.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 10

Guide to adding a whirlpool bath and a corner shower to your bathroom.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 31

A guide to plumbing fixtures. Overview of the choices and costs associated with sinks, faucets and tubs for kitchen and/or bathroom. Excerpt from the book "A Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement, Renovation & Repair."
COST CUTS Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 4

How to install a fiberglass acrylic bathtub and enlosure unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #158 Nov 1974 (v.24#9) pg. 54

How to repair bath tub faucets, drain valves, diverters and shower heads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 22

How to repair a bathtub drain. Describes weight-type stoppers and spring-type stoppers and how to solve problems typical to each. Also explains how to detect and fix a leak around the overflow.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 32

How to remodel a bathroom by installing a fiberglass tub/shower unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 51

Construct your own whirlpool tub and then have it professionally tiled. Est. cost: $1,600.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #240 Jul-Aug 1983 (v.33#6) pg. 40

Tip: How to repair the trip lever in a bathtub drain.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 10

Special section on bathrooms. Includes building a basement whirlpool bath, adding a tub to a small bathroom, and how to install a sliding shower door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 29

Whirlpool baths. What is available and tips on installation and costs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 27

How to fix a bathtub pop-up drain.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 78

Whirlpool bath installation guide. Covers beefing up the floor, setting the tub, boxing in the tub, plumbing, and installing ceramic tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 28

Tips on recaulking between bathtub and wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 81

Tip: Place fiberglass insulation underneath a bathtub to control sound and hold heat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 111

Tips on repairing chips in porcelain enamel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 52

How to get an old, tight-fitting tub out of a bathroom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 5

How to repair a crack in an acrylic bathtub.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 20

How to install a tub grab bar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 12
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 13

How to adjust a bathtub pop-up drain.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 65

Installing a whirlpool tub in almost any bathroom. Removing the old tub. Building the knee wall and deck. Installing plumbing and electric. Setting the new tub.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 34

Tip on cleaning stubborn bathtub stains with full-strength vinegar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 42

How to repair surface cracks and dings in a fiberglass bathtub.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 12

How to remove and replace a bathtub.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 62

Tip: Make lightwight steel or fiberglass bathtubs feel more substantial by setting them on a bed of mortar.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 16

Construction details for a half-moon tub/shower unit.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 68

Tip on using fiberglass resin to fill the voids beneath a fiberglass shower or tub floor in order to stiffen the floor and prevent or repair cracks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 30

Fixing pop-up drains.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 86

How to install a bathtub.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 28

Bathtub seat hooks over the side of a tub.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 58

Tub drain tuneup. How to remove, adjust and/or replace the trip-waste mechanism found in a bathtub to improve sealing or drainage.
HOME MECHANIX #738 Oct 1989 (v.85) pg. 32

Refinishing a porcelain bathtub. Both commercial and do-it-yourself methods are described.
HOME MECHANIX #774 Apr 1993 (v.89) pg. 26

Tip on reinforcing a fiberglass bathtub by spraying low-expansion foam underneath the tub.
HOME MECHANIX #779 Oct 1993 (v.89) pg. 91

Trade up to a whirlpool. How to make the switch for your existing bathtub.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 55

How to install a whirlpool bath.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 52

Tip on removing old non-slip stick-ons from a fiberglass bathtub without damaging the tub.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 25

Bathroom addition to a master bedroom includes a garden atrium and a sunken bathtub. Diagram illustrates sub-floor modification needed and basic tub construction for a sunken tub.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 62

Tip: How to coat the outside of an old, claw-footed bathtub with patchwork covered with laquer or acrylic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 68

Tip on how to use masking tape to make neat, clean edges when applying silicone rubber sealant as a bathtub caulking.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 26

Add a steam bath to your existing shower stall or enclosed bathtub. An auxiliary steam generator is plumbed to dispense steam into your shower or tub enclosure. Timer controls dispensing time up to 30 minutes. Est. cost: $475.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #583 Dec 1976 (v.72) pg. 132

How to install a sunken whirlpool bath.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 63

How to recaulk the joint between a bathtub and tile wall using grout.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 21

How to install a sunken bathtub. Covers cutting through the existing floor, building the supports and fitting the tub.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1980 (v.1#8) pg. 90

Tip on installing a cast-iron bathtub surrounded by a decorative stone wall.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 53

A low-cost solar bath. How to add a solar tub room to your home. The tub is built of ferrocement and covered with ceramic tiles. Est. cost: $2000.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 74

Tips on repairing and rejuvenating old porcelain bathtubs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1977 (v.5#4) pg. 38

Tip: How to repair grout or caulk around the top edge of a bathtub.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.7#1) pg. 10

Tips on renovating an oak-rimmed, copper-lined bathtub.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1984 (v.12#9) pg. 205

Tip: Apply caulk to the space between bathtub and wall when the tub is full of water.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 30

Refinishing bathroom fixtures (sinks, tubs). A review of professional methods and associated costs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 22

Bathtubs, an architectural history. How tubs have changed in the last 100 years.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.18#5) pg. 38

Modifying old bathtub and shower plumbing to guard against hot water scalding whenever cold water pressure decreases.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 38

A tip on clearing an old-style drum bathtub drain trap using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.26#2) pg. 18
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1998 (v.26#6) pg. 80

Photos show how to clean and recaulk around the top of a bathtub.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 192

Framing-in dimensions for a new fiberglass bathtub which does not require any caulking between the tub and the wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 68

How to create the illusion of a sunken tub. Set a tub in an island of shag carpet or surround one with slat-covered platforms.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1975 (v.143#6) pg. 80

How to repair a bathtub drain (tripwaste).
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1987 (v.164#7) pg. 138

Tips on thoroughly cleaning a bathtub before applying a do-it-yourself refinishing kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1991 (v.168#9) pg. 69

Tip: Fill bathtub with water before you put in new caulking between tub and wall tile.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 165

Tips from master carpenter Norm Abram on caulking a bathtub, nailing, pulling nails, squaring large frames and making accurate repetitive cuts.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 113
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 15

Clawfoot bathtubs. How to refurbish an older tub, how to build a slatted tub enclosure, and what is available in new reproduction fixtures.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 45

The sensual bath. Personal retreats to pamper your senses. Includes a buyer's guide to whirlpools.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 28

How to fit a bathtub, wood benches and a sauna unit in a 6x11-ft. space.
SUNSET Feb 1977 (v.158#2) pg. 102

Photo shows how a sunken tub and shower are made from curved walls of ceramic tile.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 170

Fast fixes for slow drains. A guide to how bathtub drains work and ways to clear clogs.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #812 Feb 1997 (v.93) pg. 74

Bathing beauties. A buyers guide to getting a new bathtub without getting soaked. Includes advice on removing an old tub.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 52

Installing a whirlpool bath in your present tub.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 40

Learn all about tub and basin drains. How to repair malfunctioning drain mechanisms in bathtubs and vanity basins.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 87

Updating a bathroom with a whirlpool tub. How an existing built-in tub was replaced with a whirlpool tub.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 49

Tips on installing the new prefabricated tub/shower units.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 70

How to clean out bathtub, sink and toilet drains. How to adjust the closing mechanisms for sink and bathtub drains.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1993 (v.49#2) pg. 44