Installing a bathtub is not a so complicated job, but before doing it considers reglazing or adding new bathtub liner first. Because both reglazing and adding a new bathtub liner don’t require more physically power to remove the old tub. Installing a bathtub requires further knowledge and advanced plumbing skills as well as some heavy lifting. Well, since you have decided to install a new bathtub, I’ll brief you the instructions of how to install a bathtub.
All you need to do this job are soldering supplies, drill galvanized, PVC drain pipe, P-trap, and many more. Since how to install a bathtub is rather complicated to do, so it also needs many types of equipment for you to be prepared. After you have prepared all the things, then just follow these instructions. You need to be frame the walls but remember to leave a gap of 1/8 inch around the edge, so that the bathtub just fits into the alcove. Then install the rough in plumbing supply lines. Install the lines for the faucet, risers, and showerhead. After that, slide the tub into place and use plastic shims to level the tub then mark the top of tub’s nailing flange on the studs.
Then you can install the P-trap and drain pipe. Next, determine the place where the ledger boards will be installed. You can prevent any rusting by using screws. The tub should be slide into the place and set on the ledgers. The drainpipe also need tub be slide into the P-trap. Fasten bath tub in position then insert the drain plug assembly through the overflow opening and attach the cover plate. Before finish the wall and all the rest installations, you need to test your plumbing and drainage system for leaks first by turning the water on. If there is no leak, you can install the shower head, faucet handles and tub spout. How to install a bathtub are quite easy to do, right? Just follow the instructions and do the steps one by one carefully.
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