Well, I clearly underestimated this job. Prissy D would be proud of me. :) After one and a half hours, J and I finally got the tub in half, but it won't come out. Seems it is actually attached securely to a frame. Now this would be the only thing in this house that Will securely attached to anything, as his preferred method was get within two inches and fill with caulk.
We are taking a little break while the battery for the saw recharges. I wish it were that easy for me to recharge. :)
1:30 Okay, doing the second recharging. Finally go the tub out, by ripping it into pieces with a pipe wrench--kind of like using a giant can opener--the old fashioned kind. :)
The good news is it looks like the studs are okay, and there is minimal damage on the floor except for the spot near the toilet. That bodes well (I hope) for no damage to the joists! It is one piece of plywood, so hopefully it will come out okay. The sub flooring is old wide plank, and they came out pretty easy before, so hopefully, they will this time also. The worst part is having to balance on top of the joists while removing sub flooring, and hope you don't miss a step. You know, it is never a pretty picture under a pier and beam house, and especially one that has been here since at least the 50s and possibly longer. I am a little bit on the freaked side when it comes to attics, basements, and crawl spaces--too many early childhood memories of going in my grandparents cellar in the middle of the night during a storm.