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Thread: nasty old rusting nails

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    New England


    You mentioned signs of rust...I'd replace it now.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    Yakima WA


    Here's my take on this problem. You already into a major job both for the amount of work and the expense involved. I would replace the old tub now while you have the demo on the room done. I have bone finish on my bathroom fixture, and that's working OK. However, if I was doing a complete remodel, I go to white. You could do that now, and I assure you no one would really notice. Actually, the worst part of replacing the tub is not removing the old, but getting the new one in place. You can take the old one out in pieces, but that doesn't work too well for getting the new one in. Perhaps your room layout is such that this won't be a problem.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Cave Creek, Arizona


    If you take the old one out in ONE piece, then you will know how to get the new one in, in one piece. A steel tub is so light that there should be no problem removing it intact.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

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