Stripping a cast iron bathtub for a bathroom renovation can be a dishearten task. This kind of bathtub could weigh as much as 300 pounds and, if you have narrow bathroom, working in a limited space could be challenging. However with the correct materials and the help of other peoples, removing the bathtub may be carried out with lighten. Before to beginning the removal process of the bathtub make sure that the water fount to the bathtub is shut off. Turn off the water spigot that supplies water to the bathtub. Open the drain of your bathtub to release the water. Expunge any remaining water with a sponge.
Remove the plumbing heading to the bath tub including plumbing fixtures, tap, drain lever, shower diverter and water spigots with a sickle wrench and tub tools. At this position, you got to have a good look at the area beneath the bathtub to be able to check the drain trap. Obturator the drain opening with a plastic to make sure that no other debris would fall into it to prevent clogging your sewer line. With the use of a unload bar, take out the resin and the first rows of tiles that rim the tub. Using a huge hammer, break open the walls until the snaps get exposed.
Cover the tub with a drop plastic or a heavy-weight fabric or tarp. This will cover the tub and its sphere areas from getting hit or damaged from any flying cast-iron rubble during the working process. And the next steps are breaking cast iron bathtub, breaking inside the tub, and cleaning cast iron parts.