Phil continues with the mobile home bathroom that we plan to put a cast-iron tub into.
We’re pulling out the bathtub. He explains what you would do if you needed to save the tub. If you’re replacing the floors, but the bathtub is fine.
He just pulls it out.
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Trim has been pulled off
00:32 Showing the lip and where water could run behind the tub if not sealed
01:00 The next step, if you need to save the tub
01:10 But because we’re replacing the tub he’s just gonna tear it up
01:24 Because of the faucet on one end we’ll pull it out from the other side
01:45 We’ll bust the drain out and then the kick plate an pull the tub out
02:40 The bathtub is out
02:50 Shows the foam on the bottom of the mobile home bathtub
03:00 Surprise! Visitors of the furry kind, or at least a nest
03:20 Showing a crack and how all the floor has been wet at some point
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All right, so we’ve pulled the trim around the outside of it, and sometimes they actually have screws into the studs through this lip, but you see this lip right here.
That’s where, if this was not sealed. It would run behind that lip. So if you have this kind of trim on there instead of a tub surround that would sit over this, you want to make sure at the top of that trim is sealed, so it doesn’t run water down when you take a shower to the floor.
The next thing we would be doing is crawling underneath and taking a pair of channel locks to take the nut that’s on this loose. I don’t really care anything about this tub, so I’m not going to do that. I’m just going to tear it up with a hammer and then pull.
Now I have a choice pan over that way. I can pull out one end and then the other for the other. But that is going to faucet. And I really don’t want to go to the trouble of shutting off the water because it probably doesn’t have shut offs.
And so what I’ll be doing is lifting it up on this end after we take the kick plate off in the front, which is just paneling and they’ve got wallpaper on it. But we’ll bust this out, pull this out so we can go up and then we’ll bust all this out.
So, it won’t be a problem. Here we go. I was telling you about the foam, right there. Now I’ll tear all this front right here. See what I was talking about, the foam. Now, what is this right here? This is a mouse or. Or a rat, that will.
And I’ve seen it in fancy houses. They’ll go up through where the plumbing comes up and they’ll make a nest all the way around the top. And I’ve got plenty of stories of me having to deal with that.
If you also notice, we had to crank out here. You see how the all this floor’s been wet, probably, probably, because the drain, but it’s possible that the sink overflowed or the tub overflowed and it runs back underneath.
It’s possible, but. We’ve got to clean up this mess. And I’m choking about. And bring you back and let you see what we do. We’re going for these pieces of wood off everything.
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