Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by matt Hit or miss
Ok, so I know "you get what you pay for" but it kinda goes to an all new meaning with this one. First off let me start with the fact that I HATE showers with seams as they're impossible to clean completely. So much so that yes, I blew out a wall to put this one in during a renovation. So, I checked online, saw they had 4 in stock (make sure it's more than 2) and hooked up the trailer. The right hand drains were on the upper shelf so I had to get someone to help get one down. The employees were happy to help and soon it was down and on a dolly. Looking it over, there was a LARGE split in the fiberglass on the back panel... ok, no biggie let's get another one. Next one is on the top shelf. 5min later it's down on a dolly. Looking it over, about a dime size flaw on the left wall. This time it was obvious it was a manufacturing flaw in the gell coat and not that of HD. A bit defeated I apologized and asked to get yet another one. Some what joking and some what hostile they agreed to "try yet again". A third unit came down and I hurriedly looked it over and said OK despite a scratch in the finish that I figured no one else would really notice but me. At this point they were glad to be done with me and I thanked them repeatedly for their help. As they scattered from the isle before I could change my mind I decided to give the tub a more thorough inspection. Sure enough, beneath the layer of dust was yet another crack in the back panel. This one an obvious impact from the backside likely once it left the factory and was wrestled on and off the shelves. So needless to say, now feeling as though I was looking for the impossibility of an undamaged tub and not wanting to be the source of any additional passive aggression, I was left choosing the best of the three damaged units, paying full price for it, buying a repair kit, and fixing it myself.
So lesson learned: look these units over REALLY well, don't ask for more than one item off the upper shelves, and for God's sake, don't have one of these delivered! Who knows what shape it will be in. Anyways, once you get it home, fix it, and install it (properly with a mortar bed under it to prevent cracking) they're great! Best of luck though, you'll probably need it.
August 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lefty It seems like a good tub other than the screw in the bottom.
I inspected the tub before loading and again when I took the cardboard off. The screw that held the cardboard on bottom (cardboard had been removed from under the tub by store associates) was not in the osb floor reinforcement like it's supposed to be but instead in the tub itself. This didn't show right away mind you.....it spider webbed inside later, after the install was complete.
December 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Solution to problem.
These tubs lack proper support underneath. To fix the problem and keep them from cracking fill the void at the floor where the small support legs are with several cans of spray foam. I used great stuff but im sure there are other brands that will work just as well.
July 29, 2015