Moving Cast Iron/Concrete laundry tub

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Old 01-25-09, 02:08 PM
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Moving Cast Iron/Concrete laundry tub

Not sure what to do with this thing. It's a double sink old school tub that must be like 250 lbs.

Took to it with the sledge but nothing on what I think is cast iron over concrete.

It's in the basement too so not sure what to do.

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Also I imagine I could use a hand truck but I'm a bit afraid of having someone behind it.

I wish my 12 Gauge would saw a hole in it.
 
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i fit is cast iron or stone you should be able to cut it with a sawzall or break it with a sludge hammer. there is no such thing as concrete over cast iron or vice versa. might even take a grinder with a diamond blade to cut it
 
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Apply goggles, freeze area,Apply sledge

Perhaps you can aquire enough liquid oxygen to freeze an area enough to bust faster and easier....just a thought...
 
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cheaper freeze solution

You can buy "canned" air for blowing out keys to computers and such ---- turn that can upside down with the narrow hose adaptor on the spray nozzel and spray it against the cast it WILL freeze dern near anything so watch your fingers and eyes.....give it a "tap" ... you may need a couple cans but what the hey...you most likely have some of that canned air within reach right now so go give it a try and let us know..!
 
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Don't waste your money trying to freeze the tub, it won't work. I suspect that you just aren't hitting the thing hard enough or else you don't have a big enough hammer. Nothing less than a ten-pound hammer on a minimum of a three foot handle. A twenty pound hammer will definitely break it. Take a good swing and hit it HARD.
 
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I grabbed a larger sledge and took to it this morning. It was all concrete but had some hard metal on top that made me think it was cast or something.

Project done after about 8 good wacks on the side. One good crack and I busted into nice chunks to make a job MUCH EASIER.

Thanks everyone!
 
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If it was gray in color, it was most likely soapstone.
 
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Cast iron tub damage

Is there a product to repair a damage on a cast iron tub, the damage is about one inch from the drain, at present is caulked and doesn't leak, I would like to fix it permanently.
 
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Old 02-24-09, 02:20 PM
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I think there are repair kits available to repair the porcelain on cast iron tubs at some hardware stores. There are definitely some professionals that can repair the tub for a larger fee, but cheaper than replacing the tub, walls, tile, floors. plumbing, etc.
 
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