Mobile master bath upgrade

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Old 06-25-19, 07:47 PM
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Question Mobile master bath upgrade

so im trying to upgrade this tub in a mobile home that has the wonderful window. it appears the nails for the window, mostly missed. Also found the termites! luckily i tented prior to move in last month. the question is..
How do I remove the tub (from front or back) so that I can get to the studs?
I want to retain the tub and tile up the wall after installing shower. also, any idea where to put the diverter?

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Old 06-25-19, 07:54 PM
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Mobile homes aren't really standard construction. They probably left a hole in the framing, slid the tub in from the outside and then finished framing the wall on the outside. Either that or slid it into place from the inside and then finished framing the walls in front of it.

If you remove all the wall paneling first, and then get under the home to disconnect the water and sewer, you might be able to just tip it up and drag it out.
 
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I dont disagree. watching youtubes on how mobiles are built, most show framing being built around plumbing. the wall panelling cant really be removed before the tub, as on the front and back, the paneling goes below the tub.

the real question is lift from the front or the back. I have no experience as to the stress that fiberglass can take.

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Unless you want to tear out a wall your best bet would be to cut/destroy the tub and bring it out in pieces.
 
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If after disconnecting everything and you still can't slide the tub out it might be worth removing the paneling on the other side of the wall. Then you can see underneath the tub and anything that may be holding it in place.
 
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What is directly to the left of the faucets ? Could that be a plumbing access area.

You're going to have to cut a hole under the tub to disconnect the drain.
Check thru that hole for mounting.
 
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