Great ideas! Thanks to all who contributed. I think (hope) my tub is
some kind of plastic or acrylic. Maybe it's as easy as sawing it up. I
do have a big pick ax, in case it's iron tub.
This was what I was trying to get: the big way is to just saw 'em up to
get 'em out.
Other good ideas included, too. Thanks.
Don't try to do it with a sledge hammer, use a pick.
One of the older kind with plenty of heft. Even if you
have to rent one.
I had an old (1955) tub reduced to pieces small
enough to put one in my pocket in less than an hour.
Doing it with a sledge hammer just caused the
sledge to bounce. Doing it with the pick caused
a small hole and a crack line, and I followed the
And I replaced it with a 5 ft shower base, with
two seats. But that's another story.
Many years can cause some sag in the floor
wood. Suggesting you put a level to it, and if
it's a bit uneven, you bring up the base with
some cement board, with fresh, wet grout
under it. And more fresh cement without
stone aggregate when you put the shower
base in. That way, the water will always
drain correctly, and when you're in it, the
floor will be LIKE A ROCK.
Hey, do it right, insulate the walls with
Styrofoam so it won't be cold in the winter,
and if there's a window, replace it with glass
block. Just some suggestions, as applicable.