Cast-iron bathtubs range in weight from approximately 225 pounds for a 48-inch classic clawfoot tub to 500 pounds or more for a 72-inch pedestal tub. The classic model is a smaller tub with four short legs, and the pedes... More »

The most common materials used to make bathtubs are porcelain, acrylic, fiberglass, enameled cast iron and cast polymer, according to About.com. Each material creates a different look, weight and feel for the tub. More »

Some differences between acrylic and cast iron tubs are that acrylic tubs are made of synthetic materials; they are also light weight, come in many shapes and make good insulators, while cast iron tubs are generally heav... More »

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To remove a cast iron bathtub from a bathroom, disconnect water supply to the tub, drain the tub, disconnect it from plumbing, remove the framing surrounding the tub, and piece the tub with a sledge hammer. Collecting an... More »

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Refinishing a cast iron bathtub involves cleaning and repairing the tub surface, covering the surface with enamel bonding agent, spraying the surface with acrylic urethane enamel paint, and smoothing and buffing the surf... More »

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To repaint a cast-iron bathtub, cut through any existing caulking between the wall and the tub with a razor knife, and clean the tub thoroughly with a household cleaner. Scrape the tub with a razor, and wipe it down with... More »

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To replace a bathtub, remove any attachments to the tub, disconnect the drain pipes, and remove the tub from the wall. Install the new tub, and reconnect the pipes. More »

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