Cast iron bath tub removal

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Old 02-20-02, 07:56 PM
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Cast iron bath tub removal

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to remove a cast iron tub from a small bathroom.
 
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Old 02-21-02, 05:42 AM
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The hard way is to try to get it out in one piece and worry about the weight. The easy way is to break it apart with a sledge hammer.
 
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Old 02-21-02, 04:57 PM
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Thumbs up tub removal

Last summer I worried for several weeks about how to remove a cast iron tub. When I finally decided to break it into pieces, I bought a 10 pound sledge hammer and was finished in about 30 minutes, including carrying out the pieces. It wasn't much of a job after all. The largest piece weighed about 30 pounds. I took a few pictures of the process, showing the procedure. If you would like to see how it looks, send me your email address and I'll send you the pics.

PS: Be careful and don't let the tub pieces fly out and break the toilet. I can't imagine who would be this stupid.....except maybe, me.

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Old 02-22-02, 06:04 PM
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I had a contract which included removal of several cast iron tubs...sledge hammer did the trick nicely...
Just be careful you don't hit the toilet
 
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Old 02-22-02, 09:59 PM
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Nashcat, is your alias Tim Taylor, or visa versa??
 
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Old 02-23-02, 02:26 AM
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toilet bowl

Boy, those toilet bowls break as easy as a piece of ceramic pottery. I wonder what they're made of?
 
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Old 02-25-02, 12:23 PM
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Cover the tub with an old trap before you start. Remove anything in your way, including toilet. Wear protective clothes.
 
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Old 02-25-02, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by orphe
Cover the tub with an old trap before you start. Remove anything in your way, including toilet. Wear protective clothes.
Damn straight...protective glasses are an absolute must...gloves are pretty good idea too.
 
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