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How to Break Up a Cast Iron Tub

How to Break Up a Cast Iron Tub

Cast iron tubs can become a nuisance when they are no longer needed or usable anymore. The problem is, they weigh several hundred pounds. The easiest and best way to get rid of them is to break them up into pieces, and get them to your local recycling plant. It will definitely take a little elbow grease, but the process of breaking up your cast iron tub is definitely doable with proper care and safety.

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The Distance Between Double Wash Basins in a Bathroom

The Distance Between Double Wash Basins in a Bathroom

Most homeowners would agree that two wash basins are better than one in a master bathroom. If you are installing double wash basins, you need to take some specific constraints into consideration in deciding how far apart the sinks should be.

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How to Clean Acrylic Bathtub and Showers

How to Clean Acrylic Bathtub and Showers

Acrylic Bathtub  and showers are recognized for their long lasting durability, design flexibility and glossy appearance. They are resistant to molds, hard water deposits and corrosion. Like all bathtubs and showers, acrylic surfaces accumulate dirt, soap scum and skin oils with each use. Frequently cleaning acrylic tubs and showers maintains their shiny appearance by preventing scratches from abrasive grime particles. Since acrylic bathroom surfaces are sensitive to cleaners, only use nonabrasive solutions to prevent damages and ensure longevity.

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How do I Fit a New Wash Basin?

How do I Fit a New Wash Basin?

Wash Basin generally sit on top of the counter top and are held into position by silicone caulk around the underside rim. If the basin is going in a new unit, a hole must be cut to fit the basin. Wash basins are available in many colors to suit the surrounding aesthetic look of the bathroom, and can be shaped oval, circular, oblong and even hexagonal to suit your taste. The installation is fairly simple, and isn't time-consuming.

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Refinish the Outside of a Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Refinish the Outside of a Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub are nonporous, and as such they aren't suited for adhesion. You must abrade the exterior of the claw-foot tub prior to application, or the finish will flake. In addition, because bathrooms are places of high humidity, you should select a coating that will not only provide an attractive sheen but remain durable in moist conditions.

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Value of an Old claw-foot cast iron bathtub

Value of an Old claw-foot cast iron bathtub

claw-foot cast iron bathtub are commonly found for sale on Internet auction sites or sitting outside local antique stores. There are several factors that help determine the value of a vintage tub and considerations to keep in mind both when selling or buying an old claw foot tub.

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How to Clean a Bathtub Drainage

How to Clean a Bathtub Drainage

It doesn't matter how much we spend to gussy up our bathrooms, or how pristinely we decorate them--they all meet the same fate. Face it, some nasty things take place in bathrooms, and even though we make them appear as though they're pleasant places, someone must eventually grasp reality and clean this little space. That includes scrubbing the toilets, wiping down the sinks, and--even worse--cleaning out the bathtub drain. While that's not a job that needs to be done every day or two, it should be performed routinely. A few simple steps can make this unpleasant task a little bit easier.

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Problems With Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Finish

Problems With Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Finish

If the finish on your cast iron tub is failing, the most likely culprit is inadequate or improper preparation at the time of application. There are two types of cast iron tubs: those coated with porcelain and those left bare. Each requires special preparation before it will accept a new finish. Learn these important procedures before you attempt to repair the failing finish on your tub, or recurrence will prove inevitable.

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Information for Refinishing a Claw Foot Tub

Information for Refinishing a Claw Foot Tub

Incorrectly refinishing a clawfoot tub can scuff or ruin an otherwise expensive antique. Clawfoot tubs require certain techniques to maintain not only their functional capabilities but also the smooth appearance of the porcelain. Correctly refinishing a clawfoot tub ensures you protect your investment because over time, a clawfoot tub becomes exactly that, an investment. It also ensures you can add old-world charm to your home, perhaps one of the finer touches of a hand-drawn bath.

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Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Refinishing

Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Refinishing

Old porcelain tubs--clawfoot and other styles--are actually cast-iron tubs with a porcelain overlay. When the porcelain gets old, worn and discolored, you have to decide whether to replace it or refinish it. Tub refinishing is usually left to professionals because of the dangerous chemicals involved, but with the proper preparation, you can do it yourself and make the project that much more affordable. Talk to your tub refinishing supplier about getting the proper safety equipment.

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