Here are some tips on how to remove vanity sinks, countertops, cabinets, disassembling toilets and bathtubs and demolition of old baths and its wall surfaces.
Demolition Of Old Baths and Wall Surfaces
Have you been planning on renovating your bathroom to make it look like a modern one? Have you been wondering on how to demolish old baths and wall surfaces? Well, there is nothing much to worry about since destructing something is much easier than constructing something. Though it is not a job that requires much skill, demolition of your bath and wall surface certainly requires patience, hard work and endurance, and there always is the dust and debris. You will have to plan out your course of action and then make arrangements accordingly, because once into the job you cannot leave it half done. If you are planning to tear out your old bathroom to replace it with a new one, shut off all the water supply pipes and disconnect electrical wiring carefully. This should be done before ripping out walls and flooring. It is also a good idea to shut off all drain and pipe outlets with rags so that debris does not cause plugging in them and harmful sewer gases do not get a chance to leak out. Surf through the lines to follow for tips on demolition of old baths and wall surfaces.
- In order to get rid of the old toilet tank and seat, you will have to turn off the water supply line first. You will then have to flush out water from the tank. Soak out any remaining water with the help of a sponge and then unscrew the tank and seat from the wall. Don't forget to stuff the drain with a rag. You can either throw away the seat and tank or sell it even.
- If it is the vanity tank that has to be removed, you will have to undo the compression fitting and the trap that connects it to the tailpipe and the drainpipe. Make it a point to clean any spilled water, to cover the drain with a rag and to turn off the water supply line. You might have to unscrew the nuts from under the shut-off valves in order to remove hot and cold water faucets.
- For countertops attached by screws to cabinet framing, pull them off by unscrewing the nuts. You may need to pry them off, if they are glued to the cabinet. Cabinets are often screwed via nailing strips to the wall and to each other at the joints of their frames. Unscrew them all to remove them.
- If you have to remove the bathtub which usually has its flanges hidden behind the wall finishing, you will have to demolish the wall to fully remove it. Removing clasps that attach it to the wall studs and detaching the tub drain tailpiece from the trap, will allow you to move the tub. You can break the tub into pieces if you have no plans to reuse it, this will make your job much easier.
- If you have ever thought of using a hammer to pry off old ceramic tiles, drywall and plaster, think again. You might as well saw off vertical cuts within the studs and remove it in sections to cut down on the hammering noise and dust. However, be sure to turn or shut off any electrical and water lines, test them with a continuity tester to check if they are dead. Remove them or tape them properly before you start breaking walls and floors.
- You can simply saw off the door jambs and nails from the frames and cut out the plastic of metal pipes to remove them. You can leave enough of the stub to fit a coupling in order to be able to fit in a new pipe.