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sandbuoy 02-11-2012 05:17 PM

Claw Tub Break Up
We have a 5' claw tub we would like to dispose of. I really wanted to sell it, but at 300 pounds, two flights of stairs and a 90 degree way. Its a 1920s, very thick, nice procleain and has lion style claws. Think some one would remove it for free?

nealtw 02-11-2012 05:42 PM

Perhaps you could advertize free for removal.

Dionysia 02-11-2012 09:25 PM

You could try your local freecycle website.

kok328 02-12-2012 01:09 PM

You could advertise "free for removal" but, most of your replies will be from scrap metal collectors.
It would be a shame to see such a piece of americana taken to scrap.

sandbuoy 02-13-2012 05:03 AM

My wife and I talked about that. Just breaking it up and scraping it for iron. Get something for it that way but destroys the tub. Had a contractor that was interested in it but lost his home from the bad market, so can't use it now. Same thing with him, he'll remove it but will sell for scrap. Might go that way if nothing else works out.

inspectorD 02-13-2012 05:05 AM

Take a picture of it and stick it at the local plumbing supply stores, just don't tell anybody there.:D
As Mentioned, craigslist is so easy to use.

ajaynejr 02-17-2012 07:13 AM

To prevent someone from destroying it you should set a price greater than the scrap value.

drunkenDIY 02-18-2012 10:42 AM

Where do you live, Sandbuoy? In Portland, we have lots of great local shops that pay for authentic pieces like that. Search around - a lot of times you can describe/send a picture of what you have and they'll give you a quote. In my experience, sometimes the cash is worth the pain.

sandbuoy 02-19-2012 04:39 AM

Been watching the ads on CraigsList and there are quite a few available. some have been relisted for months now. Not sure it will worth the time of tearing out the doorway, getting a few guys to help get it out and then trying ti sell it.

After taking a look at how to get it out whole I am wondering if its worth it. I has to be stood up on end to get it out of the bathroom. Then stood up again to get it around the step corner. I can just see this thing rolling over on someone or crashing down breaking something.

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