How to install a bath?
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Overhaul of a bathroom is usuallyconcludes with the installation of a new bathtub, which still holds the palm of the championship and is very popular, despite the fact that bathing in the shower was especially fashionable recently.
Buying a new bath, many people are guided bynot only aesthetic, but also economic considerations, so it is not surprising that after long shopping trips, they eventually choose a steel bath that, with relative cheapness, looks no worse than its more expensive cast-iron and acrylic counterparts. Another indisputable advantage of a steel bath is that if you want to save a fairly substantial amount, which you will need to give to the master for the work, you can install such a bath easily, even without an assistant, with your own hands.
How to properly install a steel bath
- Before the installation of the bath in the bathroomroom must be fully prepared floor - leveled its level, waterproofed, and on top of it is laid concrete screed. Tile tiles on the floor are usually laid after the installation of a steel bath, as the space below it is then covered with a decorative screen.
- The walls of the bathroom are tiled only after installing the bath itself. Before that, they are only carefully leveled and treated with a waterproof primer.
- In addition, clean and, if necessary, completely update all water and sewer pipes and mark out the installation sites of the mixers.
Install a bath in the bathroom
Mounting of supports
Each bath includes special supports and instructions for their installation.
Remove the instructions, unpack the supports, turn the bath over and place it on the bottom upwards on a soft cloth, for example, on an old blanket.
The legs can be attached to the bath in various ways, it all depends on which oneThe method of fastening was chosen by its manufacturer.
In the event that to the bottom of your bath is alreadyspecial metal structures are welded with casted seats fixed to them, you just need to screw the legs of the bathtub in these places and fix them with plastic clips.
If the bath is supplied with two pillars madein the form of a channel and equipped with self-adhesive patches, then they must be attached directly to the bottom of the bath. Most manufacturers at the bottom of the bath mark the places to which these supports should be attached. If these places are not marked on your bath, then one support should be attached as close as possible to the outlet. Measure out two centimeters from the sink in the direction of the center of the bath - this is where the firstsupport. Place the second support as far as possible from the first, but always in the place where the bottom of the bath has not yet begun to round off.
- On the outer walls of the bath, clean and degrease with alcohol or acetone the place of gluing the linings.
- Remove the protective film from the surface of the cover plates
- Put the supports in the right places to the walls of the bath and press them well.
Now the bath is ready for the first fitting. Give it a vertical position and carefully place it in the bathroom.
Leveling bath level
Install the bathtub close to the wall and, spinningin different directions its adjustable legs, make sure that the sides of the bath take a strictly horizontal position. The angle of their slope is controlled by a small building level.
If the legs of the bath allow you to adjust its height in a wide range, it is best to install the bath so that its sides rise above the floor by 55 to 60 centimeters.
Final installation of the bathtub
- After preliminary adjustment, turn the bath over and lay it on its side, the bottom to the wall.
- Install the drain and overflow system according to the instructions.
- Again turn the bath over and set it on the legs to their original place. Yetonce check the bath level, carefully tighten all bolts and nuts.
- Connect the siphon drain pipe to the socket of the sewer pipe.
On this standard bath installation is over. It is possible to carry out sea trials. Type a little water in the tub, pull out the stopper and see if the siphon is leaking.
All manufacturers unanimously assert that thoseThe legs and fasteners that they supply complete with a bath allow you to install it firmly and very reliably. In practice, as practice shows, everything is somewhat different.
Due to the fact that the steel bath has a low weight,it also has a low stability, so the steel bath often staggers during bathing and can even turn over if its outer side is heavily leaned on. To ensure that such a bath does not walk under your feet, it can be additionally attached to the walls during installation. Most often for these purposes use a metal profile (corner) or wooden beams, which with screws and dowels are attached to the three walls so that they are exactly under the sides of the bath, which are then laid on this fixture. About other ways of installation of baths, and also about features of installation of baths from pig-iron read in our article How to put a bath.