[ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/_gabbert ] Want to know how to remove a cast iron tub? You’re in the right place. Welcome to our bathroom remodel series. This is the second video, covering how to remove a cast iron bathtub. This is the remodel of our master bathroom after we found black mold behind our bathtub shower. In this video, I show you how to remove a cast iron tub. Warning: I don’t save the tub. I talk about how bad the floor framing is around the tub, assess the dry rot damage and talk about patching the floor framing. This is in my wheelhouse, because this is what I do for a living.
I’m Adam Gabbert, a General Contractor from California. I specialize in major remodels, additions and custom homes. In this remodel series I’ll be working alone on my own home. But in future videos, I might incorporate some of my day to day operations. I don’t want to take the camera out to my projects yet because I still need to work some of the kinks out when it comes to making these videos. This video series is going to be about my own personal bathroom remodel.
We found black mold behind our cast iron bathtub/shower combo. So we decided that it was a good time to rip the shower out. That’s when I got started on the demolition. I wanted to show you how to remove a cast iron bathtub, because not everyone knows how to rip out an old bath tub. We had been talking about this remodel for a long time, so the black mold was just the catalyst for the remodel. We’ve always wanted a nice walk in shower here.
We decided that we would make the change from a bathtub to a shower in our bathroom because we have lived here for about 4 years and no one has ever taken a bath in this bathroom. Not to mention it was sunken below the floor for some reason. It was more of a hazard than it added to our quality of life. So, we decided to remove this cast iron bathtub and get the remodel under way.
This project couldn’t have started at a worse time. We have a baby due in a few months, and Easter is just around the corner. Followed by 4 birthdays in our immediate family. But this is how we seem to roll, and it works for us. So, it’s time to remove a cast iron bathtub and get going on this bathroom remodel.
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