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Old 06-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Replace bath tub in small area


I removed my cast iron tub and it was a standard 60 x 30 x 14 tub. The new tub I'm ordering is the same dimensions but when the old tub was installed the builder notched the studs to fit it in. It was like they frame the area slightly too small. How do I fit the new one in without tearing up my complete bathroom?
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If the old one fit and you got it out, why can the new one fit in the same spot?
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Joe--the member said the studs were notched around the tub--

Post a picture if you can---How deep are the notches? How is the room laid out?

Some reframing is likely---need more info---
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How do I fit the new one in without tearing up my complete bathroom?
Have a picture?

Sister some 2X's onto the old framing.
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Going to have to slice the existing studs so you can drop the new tub in, then sister new 2x4's to build the wall back out.
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I couldn't get the tub out and if I could then I wouldn't be able to lift it out since it was cast iron. I ended up smashing it with a sledge hammer. I'll have photos up later
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Anyway to remove the studs on the side where there is no drain and replace them with 2 X 3's?
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Do everyone a favor, consolidate your questions on this house to one thread. That way folks interested in helping you can follow the progress and not end up duplicating things already posted by others.
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i removed a tub like this. by myself. in one piece.
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