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    Red face Replacing one-piece form-factor shower and tub

    Hi there, I am interested in replacing my one-piece plastic form shower and tub. It was the rage in the mid to late 80's but is cracking in spots now. What is the best way to remove the old liner and replace it with real tub.

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    -B

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    You'll have to remove some of the drywall around it to reveal the edges. Unscrew it or pull out the nails. Disconnect the fixture and drain, then you should be able to drag it out. BUT, I'd take a sawsall and cut it into more manageable sized pieces. In nearly all cases, the one piece systems are put in place once the house is closed in and before most framing is done - they are just too unwieldy to try to maneuver into place otherwise. Make sure you don't cut any wires or pipes in the demolition process.
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    Sawzall.

    And plumbers do not use the term "form factor"!!! That is for engineers and architects.

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    Cool

    I guess I should have selected another term. How about all-in-one?

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    I have heard module used quite a bit.

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    I like the sound of that. The "All-in-one-form-factor module"!

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