Have you picked the tub support to be an understructure for your brand new tub? An excellent choice. You need a support that is sized as well as the shape and size of your tub. For most popular bathtub designs there’s a support that is precisely. However, there are universal supports. In this case, you need to sabre around to ensure that the bathtub can fit. But a universal bathtub is generally less expensive.
Adjusting the carrier
If you’ve constructed the floor and wall in the manner described in the subsection “General preliminary work”, install the support for your bathtub in its desired location. Since the girder shouldn’t be placed directly in front of the walls, put the spacers that are provided for this purpose to the front of it. They can be secured using the insulation dowels that are supplied.
In all cases you have to take the piece of polystyrene that is attached to the outlet on your wall. A hand-jigsaw is the best to do this. Create an inspection hole within the region of the outlet. Even if there is an opening after tile. To assemble the tub, it is necessary to have the opening in all cases. To stop the panel from falling out when you tile you must move the saw diagonally towards the back while cutting. Make sure that the opening for inspection is adjusted to the tile’s size.
Place the bathtub into the container and verify that everything is in place. If it is, then you can proceed to following step. If not, then you will need to take off the parts of the Styrofoam. Acrylic tubs, like are bracings with various reinforcements on the bottom that can be obstructive.
To pinpoint the best places to mark the right spots, use a marking spray. Spray the areas on the bathtub’s bottom that protrude from the bathtub with the spray and then place the bathtub back into the carrier. The paint will then transfer to the polystyrene so that it will show exactly the areas that need to be eliminated.
Preparing the inlet and outlet fittings
Before taking the tub out of its carrier, note the location where the drain will be on the floor using pencil. Normally, the support for the tub should be open at the bottom of the opening for the tub. If not, you’ll have to cut an opening within the tub support.
Take the tub out and the support, and then lay out the outlet and inlet fittings to ensure that the siphon will be exactly where it was indicated. Install the set as per the directions and then make an attachment for the wall-spout.
Check that the connection between the siphon and the spout is as small as you can and has a slight slope of 2 percent. The HT pipes can be reduced using a metal saw. Don’t forget to remove the burrs afterward. The tubes shouldn’t sag. It is possible to use polystyrene remnants or the wood piece as support.
All you need to do is take off the support areas which the pipes are to be running. The spray for marking is again used. It marks the pipes, and then sets the tub support into the position you want it to be. Press gently and then take away those areas that have turned colorless.
Set tub support
Tub support are fixed onto the surface. It can be done using a 2K mounting foam, or tile adhesive.
A) 2. Apply the two-component construction foam on the support’s floor and after that, carefully position it where you want it to be. The support should be aligned horizontally to the level of spirit.
B) In the event that tile adhesive has been employed to treat the floor, it is first necessary to pre-treat it using an appropriate primer. After drying then apply the tile adhesive across the entire surface the floor. It is recommended to use a trowel for smoothing which has eight teeth. You can now place the tub support on the bed of adhesive to align with the level.
Sealing the bathtub
The transitions between the walls and bathtubs are sealed by sealing the walls with the use of silicone. But, this doesn’t constitute a complete seal. The silicone can break down as time passes, and moisture may get into the wall. So a bathtub sealing tapes is essential in every situation.
The tub sealing sets are made up comprising tub sealing tape as well as corners that are sealed. The first step is to glue the corner onto the bathtub. In a manner that it’s in line with the bottom part of the bathtub.
If the corner that seals the tub does not fit the sealing tapes, they are joined to it, overlapping one another. Cut the tape according to the width and length of the tub. Then, attach it to the outside of the tub, so it’s level at the bottom.
You can now glue an insulation sound tape over the sealing tapes that seal the tub. It blocks sound transfer from the bathtub to the wall and in reverse, of course.
Installing the overflow fitting
In the beginning, you need to alter to the proper length pipe that is used to overflow. This is typically accomplished by moving the pieces in a row. If everything is in place, put the set inside the tub support, and then attach it onto the drain. If you’d like you want to mount the overflow fitting with a strong grip on the bathtub. The connection of the drain with the screw is made once the tub is inserted inside the base. This is quite effective through the opening for inspection.
Place bathtub in carrier
To adapt the bathtub precisely to the form of support you will require installation foam. It is affixed across the entire length of the tub’s edge of support. To allow you to take the tub off much more easily the first step is to lay an aluminum foil over the carrier. It is not required to glue the bathtub or the carrier together.
The bathtub should be placed on the adhesive for mounting and make sure it is level with the level of spirit. Then, weigh down the bathtub by using cement bags. It is important to note that once the adhesive is set, no corrections are possible.
Sealing bathtubs Part 2
Finish the bathtub seal today. Paint a section on the walls with liquid seal over the bathtub. The sealing tape is folded into the seal that is still moist and apply the sealant tape to the wall with the sealing compound that is liquid.
Before doing this, you’ll need to cover the edge of your bathtub with the soundproofing tape. This will get two birds in one stone. You prevent the edge of your bathtub from becoming filthy as you paint it, and you can then place tiles onto the tape. After tiled the tape, it’s removed from the joint and then filled with silicone
Installing the drain and overflow fitting
Install the upper portion together with the sieve above into the drain of the tub , and attach it onto the lower. Install the control panel over the overflow that opens and closes the drain. Check to see if you’ve established all connections in a clean manner with one another. In the bath, fill it with water, and then feel whether the water is dripping from somewhere. It is also possible to employ a flashlight in difficult to reach locations.
If everything is fine then you can shut the door. Attach the hard foam block using tile adhesive, in case there isn’t an opening for inspection. If not, simply insert the polystyrene inside the container. Then you can apply the tile directly to the tub.