How to get a bathtub in Wyoming

☆ May 19, 2010


1. Go to a friend’s house to check out her remodel & shoot guns & play all day.

2. Over lunch, when her men are discussing what the heck to do with the old cast iron tub sitting on their lawn, chime in with “I’ll take it!!”

3. Chain the bathtub to a trackhoe.

4. Raise bathtub, deposit in truck.

5. Drive home with a huge smile after a really awesome day.

{Thanks Carol & Fam!}


21 Responses to “How to get a bathtub in Wyoming”

  1. Coyote
    May 19th, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    I’m worried about how you unloaded from the truck and installed the said cast iron tub in your house…
    This is a real logistics conundrum for me!

  2. shreve
    May 19th, 2010 @ 6:52 am


    It’s actually still in the truck. We’ll do the same thing in reverse: chain it to Mike’s backhoe, lift, and deposit. I’m tempted to keep it outside for the summer…. it would make a nice cooling-off tub that is easily filled and drained, and then move it inside (via LOTS of musclepower) (or wheels?) come fall.

  3. Sandy
    May 19th, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    and fill it with milk? =o)

  4. Joanna
    May 19th, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    It would make the perfect garden tub. I’m jealous.

  5. Carol
    May 19th, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    You’re SO welcome!

  6. Marlene
    May 19th, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    it looks like a old vintage cast iron tub!
    what a score! Lucky!!!

  7. J.
    May 19th, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    You could even put a couple of camp stoves underneath it for a rustic hot tub of sorts (inspired by MaryJane Butters).

  8. Tatiana
    May 19th, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    I too think it would make an awesome outdoor tub for the summer. Just to have a cool soak at the end of the day in.

  9. Dora
    May 19th, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    A man who owns a backhoe and knows how to use it…*thoughts drift off into daydreams of meeting someone like that!*

  10. Anna
    May 19th, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    How to move really heavy things short distances with almost no sweat at all: lift a wee bit and slide lengths of schedule 40 pvc pipe (the heavy stuff) underneath, crosswise to the direction of intended travel. Roll a bit. Pick up farthest piece (now no longer under heavy item), move to front of heavy item, roll some more. It’s astoundingly easy!

  11. Sarah Bee
    May 19th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    So THAT’s what you were up to! Fuck yeah! BATHTUB!

  12. catherine
    May 19th, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Old bathtubs make great outdoor planters,very ManRay.

  13. Deborah
    May 19th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    Time for a bubble bath!

  14. Sweetpea
    May 19th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    HA! This post provided many giggles – can’t wait to see what you decide :>]]

  15. Della
    May 19th, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Win Win! Fabulous!

  16. mlaiuppa
    May 19th, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    You got a porcelain on cast iron bathtub?

    You just scored the Cadillac of all bathtubs. You got the best.

    I have one and I just love it.

    I would so love to tile your bathroom around it.

  17. John Newsom
    May 19th, 2010 @ 8:10 pm


    So what’s the Christmas tree for? Is that your supply of back scrubbers, or frolic food for Charlie?

  18. Chris
    May 19th, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    Congrats! Brings back memories of helping move a friend’s old tub from his porch to the dump… we sure coulda used a backhoe for that one.

  19. Trina
    May 19th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    You will love it!! I have one just like it from my old house that we were forced to sell(county bought they whole block to doze) anyway, I always said if we moved I was taking the tub and I did. Luckily hubby has a car hauler bed on his truck with a 10ton wench. We drug it out into the hallway the two of us(the tile floor helped too) then we hooked the wench up to it and loaded it up!
    We have plans to get it restored so when we remodel our bathroom in the new house it can go back in it. I miss my tub!

  20. Chris
    May 20th, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    @Trina: Um… “10ton wench”?

    Must… resist temptation… to… make… bad pun…

    Must not… invoke wrath… of gracious hostess…

    Okay, past it. Visions of being banned from a certain rabid blonde’s blogs certainly helped.

  21. Jillian Lukiwski
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    …we did the same thing with a piano once….only we used a proper backhoe and while driving we lost the lid somewhere in the middle of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation.


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