tub removal
#20
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
I saw a home improvement show and the home owners were trying to remove a tube by busting it up with a sledge. But I could see immediately that it was galvanized stamped steel. Can't bust that up. And cutting it apart will be a chore. I guess you could break up the porcelain coating with a sledge and cut it up with a Sawsall, but is sounds like a lot of work.

Luckily the steel ones are not that heavy.
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#21
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
I cut up a fiberglass one with a cordless circular saw. It was a one piece tub and shower surround. I tried the sawzall, the circular saw was a lot faster. I used the sawzall for a few cuts that were awkward for the circular saw. Aside from dulling blades, the shower sides vibrated so much with the sawzall that there was not a lot of cutting.
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#22
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
If this all sounds like something you don't want to do and have a sawzall get a blade for cutting cast and cut it in half. I think the blades are a bit north of $20. I try to take them out in once piece more often than not as putting something new in usually involves cutting dry wall I just do that and slide the side I have better access to over so the bottom corner can move between studs as I lift it up
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#23
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
Also was thinking I can see those twin blade circ saws being handy for plastic/FRP tub removal. Smooth cutting and very hard to get into a bind and have the saw kickback.

As for the cast I have removed one in one poece. Never again. What a royal pita. I like cast when it's in place but it's just too heavy to fight with. However the tub in our house is cast and I may try to remove it in one piece because it's a late 50s art deco style tub. That is if I can find someone that wants it.
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#24
  Re: Re: tub removal by Robert Adams (Also was thinking I ...)
Robert Adams said:


Also was thinking I can see those twin blade circ saws being handy for plastic/FRP tub removal. Smooth cutting and very hard to get into a bind and have the saw kickback.

As for the cast I have removed one in one poece. Never again. What a royal pita. I like cast when it's in place but it's just too heavy to fight with. However the tub in our house is cast and I may try to remove it in one piece because it's a late 50s art deco style tub. That is if I can find someone that wants it.




The tub in my house is cast iron. I'm going to have it refinished when I get to remodeling.
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#25
  Re: Re: tub removal by Cooler ([blockquote]Robert A...)
I use to remove clawfoot tubs fairly often sold them all. When I pulled the one out of my house I bought a new one to replace it. I like them but they are darn heavy. They make them in Portugal nowadays
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#26
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
I have taken out both steel and cast in one piece, no problem.

One of them was a fairly recent Kohler cast tub. I turned around and sold it on C/L.

Everybody wins that way.
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#27
  Re: Re: tub removal by Anak (I have taken out bot...)
The tubs I have cut out were shower units installed before the walls were up. Either cut them up or knock down some walls.
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#28
  Re: tub removal by DarrellC (I have a 60" garden ...)
primer chord.
'nuff said.

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