There are several considerations that that influence the decision to buy a bath tub. It is necessary to know that bathtub dimensions vary. DIY fitting is a simple process that you can follow on your own. Choose a bathtub that will fit in the spot where you want to fix it; it is also important to understand that large bath tubs need a lot of space in your bathroom when installing, and thus you need to remove other bathroom fixtures to create space for your installation. This is applicable if you have a small bathroom. Let’s look at what a DIY bath tub fitting entails.
Installing new bathtub improves the appearance of your bathroom. Changing a tub to install a new one may seem like an intimidating task. However, if you prepare adequately with the necessary tools for the job, you can successfully complete a DIY bath tub fitting in no time. The necessary tools include; gloves, hammer, pliers, adjustable wrench, screwdrivers, slip-joint pliers, and a keyhole saw, just to name a few. When connecting a bathtub, it is important you shut off all water supplies from the cutoff valves or entire house. Make sure you leave open the valve at a lower level in your home to remove airlocks and pressure in the water pipes.
Now that you are good to go, start by ensuring you drain the overflow and other components like a stopper that gives you access to the drain flange at the lower part of your bathtub using the appropriate tool. The screwdriver is used to remove wastes and overflow in the tub on the valve designed at the side of the bathtub. This is done by disconnecting the pipe.
On the edge of the wall, use a set screw to remove Spouts, or you may find it easy to remove by turning the Spout anti-clockwise. Now, you will be able to get access and disconnect the drain underside the bathtub. This is done using a pair of locked pliers in disconnecting pipes at the conventional valve where the drain and overflow are joined. Disconnecting the joint may be hard, but you need to loosen the joint connecting the drain pipe and unscrew by hand until you can lift the entire part.
Remove the bath tub from the wall and additional components that are molded on the wall. During the process of choosing your bath tub, you ought to have checked the size and where the drain openings are designed in your bath tub. While installing, it is important to protect the bath tub because it can easily fracture. You are required to set the tub in place by ensuring the bathtub rests comfortably on the base and it is leveled. Having marked the flange, install the stringer using appropriate measures. After the stringer, install the overflow drain according to manufactures direction. Establish the standard joint and connect the drain strainer onto the flange.
Now you are ready to move up the bathtub back into its place, taking caution not to disrupt the drain you have already installed. Finally, connect all pipes, finish molding, and attach the Spout, and your new bath tub is securely seated and ready for use.