If you’re looking for some tips and advice on how to fit a bath tub, then this guide is going to give you the hints that will make your job much easier than you may have thought it would be.
While it’s safe to say that fitting a bath tub isn’t the easiest DIY task you may have come across, it is quite within the capabilities of most people if they take the time to follow a quality set of instructions.
To start with, the first thing you need to do is place the ledger board that will give that bathtub the support it needs to ensure it doesn’t rock or move in the slightest once it is fully installed. In most cases, the manufacturer specifications will tell you how much space you need between the tub and the ledger board, so pay close attention to these.
Next, you’ll need to install the plumbing, which is actually quite straightforward, although if you’re unsure what to do then there’s certainly no problem with hiring a plumber and letting them do this task.
To install the plumbing, simply follow the instructions which will usually begin by telling you to put the shoe fitting together, which is the part that is placed directly under the tub and the waste pipe. Next, you’ll need to install the overflow pipe which has a separate pipe and location.
Once the plumbing is settled, it will be time to secure the bath tub further by applying some mortar to the subfloor. To do this, you need to mix up a small batch of mortar, and using a notched trowel you’ll spread a layer of around 2 inches to support where the tub was set.
Finally, you can lift the tub into place and position it so it is nice and snug against the wall. Ultimately, you should now know the basics of how to fit a bath tub.