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Old 10-06-2007, 10:28 AM  
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I'm doning total remodeling on my bathroom and could use some advice on wheather or not to use the company called Re-bath to redo my tub/shower.
If anyone has any advice i'd appreciate it.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:21 PM  
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Welcome BBQSteve:
From the testimonies on this Forum its an overwhelming DO NOTuse Re-Bath. We have stories of 5/8" gaps, poor caulking, overcharging and on and on. This family absolutly abhors Re-Bath. From my personal experience, we had our tub refinshed, had a 5 year warranty, they had to come back every year for 7 years, then we quit calling them and put a bath mat in.
Changing the tub is not an option in our case either because it is a big, heavy, cast-iron tub with beautiful ceramic tile surrounding it. The only way to remove it is with a sledge hammer; break it in little pieces and carry them out. Then you have to face the reinstall and repairing the 50's era ceramic tile.
I don't want to sound like this is a hopeless situation but, in our case, we gave up on it.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:41 AM  
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:08 PM  
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Default How do you bust up a cast-iron tub?

We have a blue, ceramic coated, cast-iron tub that has to go! My brother said you use a sledge hammer and break it up . Anyone done this? What do I watch out for ?

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Hello Mary Jo:
Wear lots of protective equipment. Gloves, safety glasses and full face shield, and use a good respirator. Cast Iron is very similar to breaking glass; it shatters in all directions and the projectiles are sharp.
Protect yourself and others, be careful which way you hit (not twoard yourself) and flail the h... out of it.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:08 AM  
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We have a blue, ceramic coated, cast-iron tub that has to go! My brother said you use a sledge hammer and break it up . Anyone done this? What do I watch out for ?
use sledge,wear long pants,shirt and eye protection
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:41 PM  
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I have a 24-year old son who loves to bash things ...I think I'll give him this project if he agrees to wear protective gear! Might it be worth a couple rolls of duck tape to hold down the "shatter"? I've used tape to cut formica and it works wonders...wonder if it would help with this one? MANY THANKS !

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It sure would! Duct tape is to our profession, what penicilin is to the medical profession. It will cure anything.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:39 PM  
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Mary Jo, got any old sheets? Covering the tub before the first blow is struck can eliminate those small sharp shards from flying all over.

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Better get out the video camera. This sounds like a Youtube type situation to me.



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