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    no idea about the square hole. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    no idea about the square hole. Thanks
    It's a planter.

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    How about a place for your iced beer. Was there a TV . Nothing like Sunday football is a bubble bath.


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    Planter would be my guess, but beer cooler sounds like a lot more fun. For the more high brow society, champagne chiller.

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    Did the bottom look newer? Could have been a laundry chute at one time-- assuming there is a basement.


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    Doesn't look like any "square hole" to me.

    I see a rectangular rubber or vinyl backed and binded flocked entrance type door/floor mat resting/sitting atop an elevated (deteriorating/failing, pitched to the wall corner) tiled surface adjacent to the tub on the (round guard) overflow/(round) drain side.

    What "square hole"? Something under this door mat?



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    Its simply a decorative planter. I've removed many over the years to gain access to the tub trap for termite treatment. It also is an access to the pump motor below the tub.

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    Thank you. Learnt lots.


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    What pump motor? I don't see a jet or bubble port, do you? Controls?


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    It is an aux space for something.
    Sure you think pump maybe but also may have planned for something like a flat screen.
    Was there any access from the hall wall outside that bathroom adjacent to the box ?


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    Watson,

    It does not have to have a tub motor or be a hydrotherapy tub to have one of these planters. I've seen them on both kind of tubs in the past and all have been typically found in homes built in the early 70's.

    It is just a galvanized box that was typically filled with some cheap arse artificial flowers stuck in some styrofoam with some colored gravel thrown in for looks.

    I've have found not only termites hidden below these areas (bathtraps), but hidden cash, handguns, weed, jewelry, dad's porno rags and mom's rubber boy toys.

    What is your picture of the blue mat supposed to represent?

    rick


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    It's a Planter, I inspected a home recently that had several. it actually made it easier to get to the plumbing from the basement. I know mine were planters because they still had plants in them. The beer cooler sounds like a selling point to me and a very good idea!!!!

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    Thank You Mr. Bryant


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bryant View Post
    It's a Planter, I inspected a home recently that had several. it actually made it easier to get to the plumbing from the basement. I know mine were planters because they still had plants in them. The beer cooler sounds like a selling point to me and a very good idea!!!!

    What a waste of time and money. I agree with the wine and beer chiller.


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    And here I was thinking it was so you could sh*t and wash your feet at the same time...

    Regardless, looks like a leak problem waiting to happen to me. And then the insurance claim... ..."But why would water ever get back there and make things rot? I just don't get it"...


    pardon -thats the adjuster in me talking.


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    Wow, never seen one, looks like a 70's through back. Surprised the tub is not pink or puke green.

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    Mike,

    The true term was Avacado green and the yellow ones I believe were called Harvest Gold.

    But puke sums it up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Mike,

    The true term was Avacado green and the yellow ones I believe were called Harvest Gold.

    But puke sums it up too.

    rick
    You're showing your age Rick!!!


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    Could this be a laundry chute in a lower floor area, take dirty cloths off and towels and drop down????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolland Pruner View Post
    Could this be a laundry chute in a lower floor area, take dirty cloths off and towels and drop down????
    Rolland,

    Its a decorative planters box, not a laundry chute.

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    Its a decorative planters box, not a laundry chute.
    Regional differences are interesting. The only time I see anything like that, it is a laundry/ child chute. Never once seen a planter box in a bathroom.

    PS: Rolland, I beat you to that one in post #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Rolland,

    Its a decorative planters box, not a laundry chute.

    rick
    I agree about the planter box, disagree about "decorative", but a laundry chute might be a cool idea!



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    Okay, its a hideous planter box.

    rick


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    My question is: Where is the vent?!....that hole is behind the over-flow and drain....???
    Plumber did not comply with the 6 inches above flood level rim before going horizontal???

    This might be a bigger problem other than "what is the hole"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heron Longoria Jr. View Post
    My question is: Where is the vent?!....that hole is behind the over-flow and drain....???
    Plumber did not comply with the 6 inches above flood level rim before going horizontal???

    This might be a bigger problem other than "what is the hole"?
    Looks to me like the drain side wall rises about 8" so the 6" flood level could be good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heron Longoria Jr. View Post
    My question is: Where is the vent?!....that hole is behind the over-flow and drain....???
    Plumber did not comply with the 6 inches above flood level rim before going horizontal???

    This might be a bigger problem other than "what is the hole"?
    It depends on where it was plumbed and which code prevailed at the time.

    If it were plumbed where the UPC prevails, then a trap arm with a maximum developed length of 42" would be acceptable -- Flat venting below the flood rim is also acceptable, so long as the horizontal portion of the vent run rises above the centerline of the drain/trap arm, is properly graded and is tied into the common vent vertically 6" above the flood rim of all fixtures being served by the common vent.

    The UPC also makes provisions for instances where the 6" rule isn't practical, such as sink rough-ins on exterior walls with windows/framing that aren't 6" above counter top height -- In those instances, the vent can be run horizontally below the 6" minimum threshold if it is properly graded and drainage fittings are used.

    Both the IPC and the SPC allow wet venting, which means the lavatory drain and vent would act as a common vent for both the tub and the WC.


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    Hi Peter,

    Hearing from me today cuz I gotz way too much time on my hands going into Thanksgiving. It's a planter no pump works in this chase, as this isn't a jet tub.
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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