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    A 350lb. tub into a small bathroom. What are some of the maneuvering tricks? It may need to go in with one end up and then dropped down, unless I remove and replace the vanity.

  • #2
    Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

    need a lot of strong help
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    • #3
      Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

      if you can put it with the face down on a cloth and slide it in the door and then yoy can flip it into place ?
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      • #4
        Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

        if the tub has an apron on it. good luck.

        what dimension is the tub and what dimension is the opening?

        you might need to open up the drywall, pull the vanity and get some help.

        the weight is one factor that can be overcome with a 4 wheel movers dolly. these are the wooden ones that turn any direction and sith a few inches off the floor.

        the apron will make it impossible to drop a 5' tub into a 5' opening without cutting the drywall/ plaster.

        what are the tub dimensions and opening?

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

          I believe what Rick is trying to warn you of is with the apron the tub grows beyond 60" as you lower it in. You will need to cut drywall beyond where the tub sits so you can slide the tip of the apron into the wall cavity beyond the backing stud.

          If I were doing the job the vanity and water closet would be the first things to go so you have some working room.

          Mark
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          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

            All the above plus the drywall has to be cut wider than the existing tubs shower door backing studs.Also I like to have a few long(4-6ft.)2x4's to help not only lower but to keep the tub from making a hard impact on the floor,ground,concrete etc.

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            • #7
              For my next thousand words....

              The old tub coming out will show the situation.
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              • #8
                Re: Moving a Cast Iron Tub

                Lefty Lucy,

                Sometimes pictures can be decieving,it looks as though the water closet is making things a little tight.Is this a one bath residence to where you don't want to get it out of the way.They can be quite easy to re install.It's really going to make things harder than they need to be.

                A ledger needs to be set on the back wall to help level and support the tub,some concrete is pretty uneven

                Preset your tub waste and overflow on a new trap if you need one.

                I can't tell if you have removed the drywall on outside of the shower door backing yet.As Utah said you'll have to do this in order for the apron to lower into position.

                Be very carefull,an accident is not worth it.if it starts to fall out of controll let it go.Take your time

                good luck and ask as many questions as you feel you need to.

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