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How do I remove my bathtub which won't fit through the door?

Asked by wanda111 (22points) February 1st, 2008

A friend told me to go after it with a sledge hammer. Has anyone done that? Any tips?

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omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Well, if you don’t want to keep it or give it to someone else then a sledgehammer sounds good. Would be fun anger management—chop up a bathtub.

jrpowell's avatar

Depends on what it is made of. If it is ceramic I would take a sledgehammer to it (wear safety goggles). If it is fiberglass or plastic I would use a Reciprocating Saw (also called a Sawzall). And you should wear safety glasses if you do that too.

Both of these methods will obviously destroy the tub.

And yeah, I have done both. Be careful with the sledgehammer. It is easy to get into it and poke a hole in a wall.

daniel89x's avatar

This may be a stupid question but,
How do you get a bathtub in there if it wont fit going out?

Something I’ve always been curious about.

jrpowell's avatar

You move it in through a large window that still needs to be installed or before the walls are finished. It is trivial to cut out some of the frame before drywall goes up.

wanda111's avatar

Thanks for the advice. I also just watched a bunch of u-tube videos of people smashing up their old tubs, so I guess it is possible! I did learn a tip from watching these clips. A couple people covered the tub with a blanket or tarp to avoid the danger of flying pieces. My tub is ceramic and was installed in the bathroom before all the walls were studded in. I should sell wacks at it as an alternative to a trip to the therapist.

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