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    Wink Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    We own a Dutch Revival built in 1920's, in WNY area. We are finally getting to our upstairs bathroom. Part of what sold me was this bathroom still had the original hexagon tile floor and wonderful pedestal tub. I love soaking on cold winter nights.

    We want to keep the tub - still in great shape - no rust etc and the floor. I am praying that the tiles under the oversized 1960's vanity are still there and in good shape.

    We do need to get rid of the "formica coated wallboard" and plan to install subway tile. My concern is moving the tub once we have all the plumbing fixtures removed and not damaging the floor.

    I have searched and found lots of posts on moving clawfoot tubs, but nothing on pedestals. Has anyone done this ? I am hoping - again - that once we cut through the caulk at the floor base with
    some help from "friends and family we can slide it on to some cardboard and slide it out of the way?
    Love to hear from anyone whose "been there ..done that"

    Thanks
    Abuelita2jnj

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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    If you can lift one end at a time enough, I would get some carpet sample squares, slid them under the pedestal with the finished side down. They should make it easy to slide on the tile floor and do no damage.

    Jack
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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    What about furniture pads, designed for moving furniture around?
    You'll need to place them under the tub legs.

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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    Thanks Jack and Dj1,

    I have both of those items in the house... they would be better than the cardboard.

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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    Also those feet do come off.

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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by Newton Carpenters LLC View Post
    Also those feet do come off.
    They're working with a pedestal tub not a claw foot tub.
    John

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    Smile Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by Newton Carpenters LLC View Post
    Also those feet do come off.
    Nope, no feet just a big old solid base. I've seen lots of post and info with advise on moving the clawfoots, but really nothing on the pedestals. Hoping to get some tips from some who has done it and
    survived!

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    Default Re:

    If you can lift one end at a time enough, I would get some carpet sample squares, slid them under the pedestal with the finished side down. They should make it easy to slide on the tile floor and do no damage.

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    Default Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

    Thank You.

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