Jeff Blevins

09:44PM | 09/27/01
Member Since: 09/27/01
1 lifetime posts
We need to remove a cast iron 30x65 bath tub and replace with a shower base. How do you remove the tub, and where can we get a 30x65 shower base. Thank ou


03:55PM | 09/28/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Carefully, Sorry pat answer. You need some mussel... Either wrench it out of the wall or get out the BIG hammer and smack it. 60" is a standard length for a tub. Sounds like you may have to call a tile setter or plumber to come and install a shower pan, you will also need to move the drain? and resize it?


02:20AM | 10/24/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
Hi Jeff,

If you are reasonably handy, you can make an "odd size" shower base.

What I usually do is create a wood "form" the size and depth required, install the drain and trap, just below the level of the top of the form, and pour concrete. This concrete can then be contoured from the edges of the form to the drain - I usually rough it first with a trowel and then finish it using a metal can lid in circular motions.

Mosiac tiles, 1" x 1" square, or the smallest you can get can then be laid on the concrete.

Will the floor will take the weight of the concrete? Compare the new base to the the original bath tub - filled with water and I think the answer will be obvious!

The above has worked for me many times and the results have always been worth the effort.

Good luck, Alan.


04:37PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/04/01
14 lifetime posts
the forms will work but you need to put in a shower pan concrete is pourous and will leak sooner or later and be doing this again . the plumbing supply house should have the vynal material to make up the pan

good luck

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