Removing cast iron bathtub

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Removing cast iron bathtub

I think my bathtub is CI , sounds like a bell when tapped ,is dark and rough looking at the bottom from the basement and the walls are thick
I need to remove it. Is there another way besides braking it apart with a sledge ?
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You could try to cut it with a sawzall & a carbide blade.
 
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A sawzall would work but be very time consuming.
You could also use a cutoff grinder to cut the tub.

I've only ever used a sledge hammer. Nailpops do occur below with this method.


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A sawzall would work but be very time consuming.
I was thinking the same thing. I was going to say that he should be done memorial day.
 
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If you end up having to use a sawzall, use a Milwaukee blade called "The Torch". They cut very well.
 
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Thank you all for replying
I think I ll tray the sawzall method first with a 10 lb sledge standing by.
 
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The Torch & that Ax are very good blades. They may not cut cast iron though unless you have done it before. A carbide blade maybe needed.
 
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