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collie

06:39PM | 01/16/01
Member Since: 01/15/01
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
how can i remove a 60"steel tub that fits almost perfectly between the walls without tearing out all the drywall. Can it be broken up somehow?

codyboy

07:33PM | 01/16/01
Member Since: 01/09/01
15 lifetime posts
I had to remove our tub a few years back and I tell you it weighed a ton to move, had to get help. Forget about trying to cut it up you would be there forever and this could be dangerous. We had to remove the panels/plastic from around the tub. Once this was done we had to cut with a reciprocating saw around the sides as the last owner glued it down to a rail around the sides of the tub. In the end it was easier to just pull the wall down and put up a new one that was made to handle water. You don't know what you may find when you start to remove the tub. Believe me it's not that bad to put up drywall.If the tub is in need of repair such as the porcelain broke or cracked this can be fixed without removing the tub.

collie

02:31PM | 01/18/01
Member Since: 01/15/01
4 lifetime posts
thanks. I got brave and bashed the tub half to death with a sledge hammer. The front wall of tub separated from the top ledge and this gave me just enough clearnance to wriggle it till I could get it on end and out the door. also, two of us were able to carry it easily down the steps since it was now lighter. I only have minor drywall repairs to do.

codyboy

04:52PM | 01/18/01
Member Since: 01/09/01
15 lifetime posts
Is it not amazing what we can come up with in the end. But two piece tub ? That one surprises me. We have a cast iron tub but it is all one piece but it is only a few years old. I have to look into that.

Thank You

BV001074

06:33PM | 05/19/13
This saved me! Doing the same project (DIY) and got the tub separated from the front bottom surround piece. WOOHOO!!!!

You'll probably never see this, but thanks Collie! :)
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