bath tub replacement

Old 10-23-02, 06:02 PM
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bath tub replacement

We are getting ready to gut the bathroom. We will probably have to cut the old tub apart to get it out. How do we get the new tub in? We can get it in the door but how do you turn it to get it in place? Bath is just 5 foot wide. any help appreciated.
Old 10-24-02, 08:10 AM
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After you gut out the walls, bring in the tub sideways(diagonally standing) and set one side down and then the other side.
Can you give us little more detailed sketch of your current bathroom?? Then, we'll be able to help you more.
Old 10-24-02, 06:59 PM
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I understand what you are saying but I guess what i don't understand is that if the room is only five foot wide and the tub is five foot long when you start lowering the end of the tub, won't it take more than a five foot width to get it in?
Old 10-24-02, 07:07 PM
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Are we install a cast iron tub? fiberglass?

If it is cast, do what masterjoe is suggesting. What will happen is that the tub's front lip will extend within the 2x4 wall cavity. (just remember that the drywall has to be removed from the wall to do this) As you are lowering the one end, make sure that the other end is up close to the wall, the high end will be guided by the 2x4's and gravity will do the rest. Even if the tub is not exactly in the final position due to the 2x4's that might be in the way, it can be pushed back into its final spot once it is down.

If it is fiberglass you can cheat and slide it straight back once it is placed in front of the tub's final location. Cast iron tubs can be done this way but if you lack the mobility it is better doing it as masterjoe suggests.

Good Luck!

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