crow bar helps raise tub up from floor
carefully lift tub out of frame
use allen wrench to loosen and remove tub handles
Raise the Tub Up and Remove Fixtures
Use a crow bar to raise the tub, then slip a 2 x 4 underneath to raise the tub up and away from the floor (Image 1). This will allow room for you to slide your fingers (with the help of a strong friend) under the tub and lift it right out of the frame (Image 2).
Remove the remaining tile from the frame, then remove the cement board.
Remove the remaining 2 x 4 frame.
Remove the tub handles (Image 3) by loosening them with an Allen wrench.
Unscrew the escutcheon plates.