enter image description hereBackground: Home built in 1962

Started demolition to the guest bathroom and gutted the tub, tile, and backboard. I would like to know how much of the drywall/cement board should I remove past the tub line?

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    Look at drywall at toilet and vanity , If mold keep going.
    – user101687
    Jun 13 '19 at 23:47
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    1962 I would think all, lead paint, Up grade any electrical.
    – user101687
    Jun 13 '19 at 23:50
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    Yes or plumb a line ,cut it add a stud.
    – user101687
    Jun 13 '19 at 23:52
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    You are renovating.... so it is up to you. What is your goal? At this point, pull it all, get new flooring in, greeboard, expand your switch plates, insulate, add vent fans, etc. get it all. And never have to worry about matching drywall to the existing board.
    – noybman
    Jun 14 '19 at 2:24
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    It doesn't look like it's been repainted a dozen times, so the bathroom was quite possibly renovated much more recently. So, I wouldn't assume lead paint (even back then, cheaper paint actually often did not have lead), but I would test the areas broken paint. As noybman said, what's your goal? If you wanted to have a working half-bath through the renovation, or minimize cost, those are important considerations, too.
    – Randall
    Jun 14 '19 at 20:02

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