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Old 03-30-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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planning to complete rip out my 2nd bathroom, but you actually have to step down into the tub, i dont know if it was a shower converted to a tub, i need to have a tub for my child but dont know how to deal with this, do i just put in a new tub or raise the floor?
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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You'll know more when you get the tub out.I did one just like it this week.The owners just kept adding new subfloor with new floors on top.There was some water damage and we took one existing 3/4 floor out to get rid of the damage and make a nice transition into the other room and then raised the floor under the tub to match.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Opening up a huge can of worms on this one.
What's wrong with the tub that's there now?
I agree, someone has add a bunch of flooring trying to cover something up to have raised the floor that much.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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i spoke to my neighbor who has the same exact house and bathroom and his is a step down into the tub also, the tub looks a a little beat up, i do have to replace the shower tile no matter what

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I suggest you remove the odd ball tub---adjust the plumbing then replace the missing floor---that tub was probably a fashion statement--that flopped---I never saw a tub like that---
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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The hardest part will be removing the tub. You may have to cut it up into pieces
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Sounds like fun.,, saws all?
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What is the tub made of?
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It's metal
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Steel is light and easy to lift out--

Cast iron? It is brittle and can be cracked into manageable sized chunks ,using a sledge hammer---
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Metal isnt that hard. Once you remove the tile and backer off the walls and dislocate the drain it should come out in once piece. The voids between the studs should allow you to lift one edge of the tub out. Dodging the apron of the tub between the wall cavity is the tricky part.

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