411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

6 Home Repairs to Leave to an Expert

Being able to repair things around your home is a point of pride. When you can take something that is not working, or doesn’t look great and...

on Jan 27, 2021

6 High Value Renovations to Increase Fix and Flip ROI

So you’ve analyzed the market, purchased a property and now you are ready to renovate?   After purchasing an undervalued home for a...

on Jan 26, 2021

7 Top Home Decor Trends for 2021

A lot of us have spent most of 2020 sheltering in place. We have transformed our living rooms into multifunctional spaces that are all about...

on Jan 25, 2021

7 Tips to Increase The Value of Your Property

If you are considering renovating or selling your property, it should be able to add value to space. Several projects that are aimed at increasing...

on Jan 25, 2021

When to Replace Your Heater

Consider the number of damages the heating unit has so that you will know right away if you will need to buy a new one or not. You better replace...

on Jan 16, 2021

How to Install a Replacement Bathtub

by Leona Zoey on Nov 15, 2014

Although bathtub installation is typically left to the professionals and isn’t an easy DIY plumbing project because it involves working with a large, heavy object in a small space, it is possible to install a replacement bathtub without having to rely on the pros. While changing out your old tub with a new shower or bathtub isn’t a super difficult job, it’s guaranteed to be time consuming. Here are some tips for installing a replacement bathtub.

Preparation

Before you can start removing your old bathtub, you’ll have to spend some time preparing the area and giving yourself some space to work. If your walls are tiled, experts recommend removing and replacing these as well. The first step in installing a new tub is to set a ledger board in place. This board supports the edges of the tub that make contact with the walls of the tub enclosure. First, push the tub into the enclosure ad mark the top of the flange on the wall studs with a pencil. Measure and mark the location for the top of the ledger, which is usually about one inch below the first mark. Use drywall screws to fasten the ledger board horizontally and level across the back wall of the enclosure. Then, fasten shorter ledger boards to the end of the enclosure, level with the board you installed on the back wall.

Hook up Plumbing

Since it’s easier to install the pipes before the tub is permanently installed in the enclosure, you should turn the tub over so it can rest on its side and follow these steps:

  • Install the show fitting by following the manufacturer’s directions,
  • Assemble the overflow fitting with the overflow pipe,
  • Place a bead of plumber’s putty around the drain flange and wrap Teflon pipe tape around the threads on its body,
  • Place a rubber washer on the shoe and position the shoe under the tub,
  • Screw the drain flange into the shoe,
  • Tighten the drain flange, and
  • Place a rubber washer on the overflow drain and install the overflow cover with the provided screws.

Secure the Tub

Once the plumbing is hooked up, it’s time to permanently secure the tub. Mix a batch of mortar according to the package directions and, with a notched trowel, spread a 2-inch layer of mortar on the subfloor where the tub will sit. Life the tub in place and position it so it’s tight against the walls. Once in place, secure the tub with the studs and nails provided by the manufacturer.

Author

leonazoey

Leona Zoey

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Care and Cleaning of Marble Floors

If you have even a scrap of marble in your home, consider yourself fortunate to be in the presence of one the most beautiful stones around. Marble...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Removing Asphalt Tile Adhesive from Wood Flooring

Chances are, you’ve walked miles on asphalt tiles -- that durable flooring often found in high-traffic, utility areas. Superior to linoleum insofar...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Advice on Finding the Right French Door Refrigerator

There are many things to consider when purchasing French door refrigerators. The size of your family, the size and layout of your kitchen, energy...

Appliance / Repair

How to Find the Best Home Designer

One crucial way of hiring a good local designer is to contact a local chapter of ASID for names of best designers or peruse their websites for...

Interior Design / Decor

North Dakota Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021