Has anyone had success trying this—laying a freshly painted surface UPSIDE-DOWN on sharp points and not have ANY resultant blemishes in the finish? If so, I have some swamp land down in Florida I’d like to sell you.
You’ve got me scratching my head. I’ve always done it John’s way and can’t imagine using the “How not to do it” technique. Once again you’ve provided a valuable service to us knuckleheads out here.
Some times I can't tell which end is which.
What kind of critter is that? That pile of black fur kind of looks like one of my Affenpinschers.
No argument here.
I’m only lumping plumbers encountered by friends, relatives, neighbors, and myself. The video was useful in that it made me realize that there is no “magic method” to removing a cast-iron tub.
In the 80s and 90s the wife and I built on average about one house per year by working evenings and weekends. We’d hire help to get it under roof and then finish most of the project ourselves. After spending countless hours waiting for plumbers to show up (or not show up), replacing structural components they had no business hacking into, redoing sloppy work; and generally cleaning up after them—I added plumbing to my skill set. Do-it-Myself plumbing saved us countless thousands of dollars and helped us to keep the projects on schedule.
We currently live in a 1930s farmhouse and I was hoping the video might contain some useful tips on removing a cast iron tub. Anybody can take a Sawzall and hack the plumbing up!
What a joke!
I will be removing a tub this winter to remodel my bathroom and thought this video is just what I need to help me do it "the right way". Wrong.
It was just another reminder why I do it myself rather than hire a professional.
Tell your buddies to rent a Toro Dingo the next time they need to dig holes. I rented one last year and dug 150+ holes in a few hours, beer breaks included. The hardest part was marking where to put the holes (landscape job). I dug through roots, rocks, pipe, etc. One section had debris from a large sewer line: #3 gravel, eight inch concrete slabs. The Dingo was so accurate you could drive nails with the auger tip.
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