A Step by Step Guide to Installing a Bath in the Bathroom, Made Easy
Moving in to a pre-owned house can ask a person to do some major revamping on his end. There might be a need to repaint walls, fix faulty electrical wirings and even re-install a new bath for the bathroom. The latter is necessary if the bathtub already has cracks that might lead to some leaks. Ignoring such condition would only lead to greater problems such as flooding and water damage. Before these nightmares happen, it is better to just replace them with a new, working one.
Replacing the bath is actually easy. It just looks tough since the thing to be replaced is a big one, but as long as the following steps are followed, there would never be a problem.
1. Remove the old bath carefully. Take out all the screws and nails that hold the bathtub on the fixture. Be a little careful with the pipes if you still intend to use them together with the new tub.
2. Prepare all the needed materials. Purchase lots of nails, screws and some pipes. Make sure that the nails and screws are galvanized as they do not rust. Also get the hack saw, hammer and tube cutters ready.
3. Install the drain pipe and the p-trap. The p-trap is a p-shaped pipe positioned below or inside the plumbing fixture. This p-trap should be on the same level with the bathroom floor and it must also be below the drain pipe. On the other hand, the drain pipe must be in the centre. Make measurements so that the drain pipe will fit the p-trap and that the pipe smoothly glides into the p-trap.
4. Place the ledger board. The ledger board serves as the support for the edges that is adjoined to the wall of bathroom. Put the bath tub to its place and mark some important areas. The first mark should go on the top of the tub's nailing projection on the wall studs. The second mark should an inch above the first mark. Mount the ledger boards on these marks with screws. The ledger board should be elevated and the tub should be situated on the ledgers.
5. Mount the bath tub to its position. Attach the nails on the flanges. Pop in the plugs into the hole for the overflow. Ensure that the overflow cover is installed.
6. Put the tub to the test. Before saying that the work is finally done, fill the tub with water. As water is being poured in, observe the tub for leakages and spills. If there are any drips, see where the water is coming from. Re-arrange the p-trap and drain pipe if necessary. If the bath tub does not have any leaks after the installation, then it means that work is a success. The family can now enjoy the new bath tub.
Doing the installation of the bath tub all by one's self is indeed easy if these steps are all carefully followed. Anything can be done by the self as long as the individual knows how to abide with the instructions that are given.