How to Remove a Steel Bathtub
You are here: Home » News » How to Remove a Steel Bathtub

How to Remove a Steel Bathtub

8/4/2011

How to Remove a Steel Bathtub

You're remodeling the bathroom, and the tub is the next thing to go. But it's made of what looks like immovable steel. Roll up your sleeves and put on your safety glasses. Before you know it you'll be on the way to the next stage of your project and the tub will be out of there.

1 Remove all plumbing apparatus that connect to the tub, including the handles, faucet, shower diverter, water valves and drain lever. The tailpiece and drain pipe will have to be accessed from below the tub.

2 Open the walls by removing all tiles, panels and other materials until the studs are bare by inserting a pry bar under the outside edge of the shower wall and pulling out. Once the first piece is loosened the rest will be easy to remove.

3 Pull any nails that may be holding the tub to the studs. These will usually be located along the top rim of the tub. Check beneath the tub for other anchors.

4 Slide the tub straight out from the wall. While steel bathtubs are reasonably lightweight, you may need a helper with the removal due to the awkward size of a bathtub.

5 Turn the tub on its side to carry it out the door..



Related News:
  • How to Clean a Cast-Iron Clawfoot Tub
  • Problems With Cast Iron Tub Finish
  • How to Clean Acrylic Bathtub
  • How to Build Luxury Bathtub
  • Refurbish a Cast Iron Tub
  • How to Refinish a Cast Iron Claw Tub



    Related Products: Cast Iron Bathtub Steel Enamel Bathtub Shower Tray Acrylic Bathtub Luxurious Bathtub Wash-basin
  • Chinese German Spanish French Italian Portuguese Japanese Korean Arabic Russian