Replacing your old bathtub with a new one can increase not only the appearance, but also the comfort of your bathroom. How to a install bathtub is easy if you already get the old tub moved. You just need to work with the existi8ng walls and plumbing to install the new bathtub. Here is how to give your bathroom a new bathtub.
Once you gather the materials to install the new bathtub, you can frame the walls to allow the bathtub fits into the alcove leaving 1/8 inch gap around the edge. Install plumbing supply lines for faucet, risers and shower-head, then slide the tub into place. Level the tub using plastic shims and mark the top of the tub’s nailing flange on the studs after it is level. How to install a bathtub can be continued by determining the position of the ledger boards that will be directly attached to the walls studs underneath the lip of the tub to support. Now install the P-trap and drainpipe with the top of the P-trap is level with the floor. Attach the drain pipe to P-trap by assembling it firstly measuring the required length. Cut them to fit and attach to the tub after measuring. Now install the ledger boards on the determined markings using galvanized nails or screws. Slide the tub in place setting it on the ledgers and the drainpipe should slide into the P-trap. Fasten the tub using galvanized nails again and insert drain plug assembly through the overflow opening. Test the plumbing and drainage systems for leak by turning in the water. Get your installation inspected and finish the walls by installing showerhead, faucet, tub spout and faucet handles.
Since how to install a bathtub needs some professional touches especially in the plumbing. So, work your way with a professional to get it done properly.
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