Afraid to pull the cork on my bathtub...

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Old 06-10-08, 10:19 PM
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Afraid to pull the cork on my bathtub...

So, I live in a single level home in Scottsdale, Arizona and my bathroom tub is some sort of composite plastic stain magnet heap of junk with rotting plumbing.

My first concern is whether or not I'll be able to bring another tub into the room because of the width of the door and the vanity location.

To start with demolition, should I just dig right into it with a reciprocating saw and rip out the old plastic tub/shower piece by piece?

What should I expect to find behind it?
 
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Old 06-11-08, 05:10 AM
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Most doors(usually 28") are big enough for a tub to fit thru sideways. But once in the room, you need to have everything out to swing it. What you will likely find on the tub sides is bare studs, maybe with a moisture barrier and insulation. Under it should be the underlayment plywood and possibly a mortar or plaster bed. You will have to remove at least a few courses of tile, so why not redo everthing and rip out the walls.

I agree that plastic tubs in general are not the best, so use an enameled steel or cast iron tub. Usually no bed material required.
 
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Old 06-11-08, 12:47 PM
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What should I expect to find behind it?
Scorpions!!!!!!
 
 

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