Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:27 pm

They don't want old bathtubs, they buy brand new Bathing Pools.
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:30 pm

We removed the clawfoot for a newer lower side standard rectangular one from american standard, still cast iron, but insulated too. The clawfoot is still sitting in the hallway, need 4-5 guys to help me move it outside. I know the toliet was dated 1929 on the lid, it had the tank mounted to the wall with the tube to the bowl.....

Depending on the condition and brand, they go for $200-1200.
http://www.historichouseparts.com/vintage_tubs.htm
WNY
 
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 pm

I think that's called a water closet?
Now that's old school!!

My toilet came out of a Dunkin Donuts we remodeled two years ago.
When you flush it the house shakes. Damn powerful stuff right there!!
Last edited by heartofcoal on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:36 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: Now I know I shouldn't have tossed that tub!!! :fear: :no1:
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:42 pm

I know the toilet was dated 1929 on the lid, it had the tank mounted to the wall with the tube to the bowl.....


This place had one too, but it was long gone by the time I got here. I have a HD special vanity and sink in there now, I'm planning on ditching them for more appropriate fixtures at some point, like a nice pedestal sink and a commode that similar in styling.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:46 pm

I save everything.
Then, in a couple years, I get a 30yd dumpster and throw it all away.
two weeks later, I need that thing I threw away.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:51 pm

That's why I save everything that could possibly be reused. If I throw something away (which I do) I'm sure that 1) I will never need it again and 2) It can't possibly be used for anything--ever again.
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:57 pm

I don't throw lumber away.
I figure I"ll use it, or burn it.
Either way, it serves a purpose.
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:49 pm

WNY wrote:We removed the clawfoot for a newer lower side standard rectangular one from american standard, still cast iron, but insulated too. The clawfoot is still sitting in the hallway, need 4-5 guys to help me move it outside. I know the toliet was dated 1929 on the lid, it had the tank mounted to the wall with the tube to the bowl.....

Depending on the condition and brand, they go for $200-1200.
http://www.historichouseparts.com/vintage_tubs.htm

Do you still have the old high tank toilet, would you want to sell it if you do ? I really need a classy throne to place my a*sy on . I really would install one, but the wife may say youck :sick: , their are two others if she doesn't like my place for deep thoughts and meditation :gee: . I have seen new ones but they are too much $$$ and ther were not for a 12" std. layout.
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: jim d On: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:33 am

that isn'ta high tank the high tanks had a chain hanging down w/ awooden handel on it you would pull the chain it would lift the tank ball and the h2o would come down the 11/4 lead or brass line and flush the water closet .. as far as the old tub on legs use it for MARY on the 1/2 shell
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Re: Refinish old cast iron bathtub ?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:15 am

jim d wrote:that isn'ta high tank the high tanks had a chain hanging down w/ awooden handel on it you would pull the chain it would lift the tank ball and the h2o would come down the 11/4 lead or brass line and flush the water closet .. as far as the old tub on legs use it for MARY on the 1/2 shell
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