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Old 09-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Cast Iron Tub Demo How-to Advice Sought


Need to remove one about 40 years old. 60w x 32d x 14h.

Got sawzall plus other basics.

How hard can this be for a capable first-timer?

Advise best method, please. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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gonna make a big mess with all the porcelain shreading off of it. easier to rip it out whole and handtruck the damn thing out!

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Need to remove one about 40 years old. 60w x 32d x 14h.

Got sawzall plus other basics.

How hard can this be for a capable first-timer?

Advise best method, please. Thanks.
Sledge hammer and heavy canvas painters tarp....

Cover with doubled over tarp and Swing away Batman.



oh yea... Gloves and Eye protection..
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If your not keeping it, tarp and sledge. It will shatter after a lick or two.
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And don't forget ear protection.

Just grab a sledge and go to town with it is the best way to me.

Once you get past the initial break it's easy chunks after that . . .


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Anger therapy- (SledgeHammer)
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I have a sledge with a 30 lb head... Its called, The Mutherload.. :
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sledge or diamond grit blades
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Carry it out, not a big deal.
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I've seen a surge in people wanting a cast tub. Probably been in a plastic one from a box store that is made of 6mil poly.

I've always bashed 'em out but if it's easy pull it out and get some money for it.

By the way, be careful of the backswing, had a guy bash the toilet (in wall) and was quite the mess.
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I just looked at a job, they want to replace a 6' kohler avocado green with PB accent cast iron soaking tub with a handicapped shower. This is in perfect condition, I will get it out in one piece down the winding staircase with out damaging the walls.
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I just looked at a job, they want to replace a 6' kohler avocado green with PB accent cast iron soaking tub with a handicapped shower. This is in perfect condition, I will get it out in one piece down the winding staircase with out damaging the walls.
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Screw the sledge I'd carry it out and sell it, those suckers are valuable.
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You could just cut it out of the floor, drop it into the basement and walk it out the basement door.
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Have some big ol' young bucks standing by to help you carry it out. Its gonna be heavy.
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I would follow others advice, carry it out. If you break it up be sure to wear appropriate protection. My nephew had a couple of teeth knocked out from breaking up a cast iron fountain. When they break its like a grenade going off, shrap metal flying ever where.
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I have broken up many tubs since I work alone ( and I'm old ), usually upside down starting at the drain or overflow hole. Beating in a line to start crack, once crack is started its easy but noisy. All of the porcelain is somewhat contained. Should take less than 30 min.

Carrying it down the stairs is much quicker if help is available.

I don't see how a tub from the 50s-60s is valuable, they are usually odd colors or really beat.
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Thks for replies.

I found many videos on YouTube showing men and women breaking them up with sledges. Looks as of the sledge with blanket is the way to quarter this thing. Should take less than an hour to prep, then wreck it out completely and clean up.
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If you come across a 6' tub, those things are expensive. I don't care if they are avocado in color.

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