taking out old bath/shower putting in new???

Old 08-24-01, 10:01 PM
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Ok, here is my problem....my upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The unit is a one piece unit, meaning tub, shower walls etc are all in one big piece.

Anyway, It has developed a crack lengthwise down the tub, and so my wife and I say it's time to replace.

I assume I have to cut the tub into pieces to get it out of the bathoom and house. And I am going to be replacing it with a spa tub with 3 piece surround for the shower. Anyway, what is the best way to take out the old, and put in the new?

I assume, that the old tub is tucked into the drywall, and will I have to tear apart drywall??

Anyway..I just need to know what I am getting into, as the tub is inset(recessed) into a 5 foot long wall inset, that is finished drywall.

Where do I start, what do I need to do, once the old tub is out (as that's the easy part! )

Please feel free to email me directly with answers.

Old 08-25-01, 08:24 PM
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I would start with a reciprocating saw to cut out the old fiberglas tub/shower.

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