HOW TO INSTALL BATHTUB
NOOR ATIKAH BINTI YUSOF (03DPB10F2002)
NOR SUHAILA BINTI AHAMAD (03DPB10F2005)
A bath tub is a large container for holding
water in which a person may bathe (take a
bath). A bathtub is usually placed in a
bathroom either as a stand-alone fixture or in
conjunction with a shower.
WAYS TO INSTALL BATH
Installing a bathtub is not a job to be
undertaken lightly. If you're considering
replacing an existing tub, be sure you have
checked out your other options, such as
reglazing or adding a new bathtub liner. Both
of these options make use of the existing walls
and plumbing, and they don't require that you
physically remove the old tub.
1. Gather together your materials. See "Things You'll Need"
-Propane torch and soldering supplies
-Galvanized nails and screws
2. Frame the walls so that the
bathtub just fits into the
alcove, leaving a gap of 1/8
inch around the edge.
3. Install the rough-in plumbing
supply lines for the
faucet, risers and showerhead
4. Slide the tub into place and check
for level. Use plastic shims to level the
tub (wooden ones are more likely to rot
over time). After the tub is level, mark
the top of the tub's nailing flange on
5. Determine the positioning of the
ledger boards. These boards will
attach directly to the wall studs
underneath the lip of the tub and
help to support it.
6. Install the P-trap and drainpipe
so that the top of the P-trap is
level with the floor and will be
centered underneath the drainpipe
from the tub.
7. Assemble the drain pipe and overflow
pipes and dry fit them to the tub so you
can measure the required length to attach
the drainpipe to the P-trap. After
measuring, cut them to fit and attach them
to the tub.
8. Install the ledger boards on
the previously determined
markings. Use galvanized nails
or screws to prevent any
9. Slide the tub into place and
set it on the ledgers. The
drainpipe from the tub should
slide into the P-trap.
10. Fasten the tub in position
by nailing through the flanges.
Here again use galvanized
11. Insert the drain plug
assembly through the overflow
opening, then attach the cover
plate for the overflow.
12. Turn on the water and test
your plumbing and drainage
systems for leaks.