How To Remove A Steel Tub: Steps & Items Needed For Removing A Steel Tub

Steps And Items Needed For Removing A Steel Tub

One of the first rooms in your house to get remodeled is your bathroom. Because of uninterrupted use, the harsh solutions & mold growth, it's no wonder why so many of the homeowners want to replace their chipped & stained bathtubs for the new & clean ones. Removing your steel bathtub is not an easy task to perform & you may also want to hire a professional plumber to do your job. Nonetheless, if you're determined to do your job by yourself then you need to gather the required items and go through all the steps carefully. Here is the list of required materials and steps for this process:

Materials Needed

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Pry Bar

Here's What To Do

  • Firstly, you have to turn off the water supply to your bathroom.
  • The next thing is to locate the pipes that deliver water supply to your steel bathtub. The pipes will most likely to be covered by drywall or door.
  • Now you need to disconnect your steel tub drain by simply using your adjustable wrench. Next, you need to loosen the slip nut connecting your overflow pipe to your drainpipe.
  • Next, simply break away the bottom row of the tiles that surround your tub by using your hammer and chisel. If you're not planning on entirely retiling your bathroom but take care not to damage too many tiles in this process.
  • After that, you need to insert a pry bar & pry your tub away from your wall. You need to work very slowly from one end of your steel tub to the other.
  • Also, remove the ledger slip by simply picking up your tub & off the ledger. Not all the tubs are held in actual place by the ledger slip. Your steel tub may also be held in place with the help of a hanger clip nailed to a wooden beam. You can either disconnect you hanger clip or hammer it off.
  • Finally, you need to pull your tub out of its place very slowly. You will need a friend to help you with this process. Remember that your tub weighs a lot. Never try to move it by yourself. If your steel tub doesn't comfortably pull out of its place in your wall, it may still be connected to your water supply or drainage system. You just need to use your wrench to loosen or disconnect any type of stubborn joints.
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