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Snickers123 12-23-2012 07:47 AM

Help---(bath tub)
We have a bathroom that is between the kitchen wall of cabniets and the outside walls and the bathroom is 5' wide and 8 feet long how do I get a new tub in and how do I get the old one out. please some one help it is a tight sqeeze.

joecaption 12-23-2012 08:53 AM

What's the old tub made of?
How wide is the door opening?

oh'mike 12-23-2012 08:57 AM

After you remove some drywall the tub will tilt the hole using the open stud bay----tubs are usually 14 to 17 inched tall and will go through and common door opening.

Most tubs can be remove whole after the drain and overflow have been removed---

Some times cracking a cast iron tub with a sledge hammer is the easiest way----

Snickers123 12-23-2012 09:51 AM

the old tub is cast iron and the door opening is 24 in but we can make is 30in and this is the tub we bought but i think we nee to get a simplier one

oh'mike 12-23-2012 10:14 AM

That is 25 inches deep---that should be able to wiggle into the room through the 24 inch door---

door framing is 26 inches---removing the door frame might be needed, but I doubt it---

funfool 12-23-2012 10:35 AM

I hate busting up a cast iron tub with a sledge hammer. Be sure to wear ear plugs.
Is sometimes the best way to remove the old tub.l

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