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Fit and connect a bathtub and its pipes

If making a bathroom as a whole is an important project for an individual, installing the bathtub yourself or replacing it, is an easily achievable work when there is already power and evacuation that just connect...

Necessary material

  • Metre
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Great rule
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Flat key of 28
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • White sanitary silicone sealant

Steps

  1. Fit the feet of the bathtub
  2. Fit the external drainage system of the bathtub
  3. Connect the drain control of the bathtub
  4. Fit the drain system into the bathtub
  5. Set up the bathtub
  6. Fit the mixer independent of the bathtub

Fit the feet of the bathtub

Fit the five adjustable feet

Fit the five adjustable feet

1. After delivery of the bath, keep only the packaging that protects the inside and the edges. Spread the rest flat on the floor, turn the tub over and set it on. You can easily access its base to screw the five adjustable feet provided (four corner and one central).

Check the height of the feet

Check the height of the feet

2. Using a ruler and a level placed on it, check with the diagonals, the correct level of height of the feet. They are adjusted by screwing or unscrewing.

Fit the external drainage system of the bathtub

Fit the external drainage system of the bathtub

1. Thread the flexible flange of the emptying system into the pre-positioned PVC ring.

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2. Place the top of the emptying system in place by inserting the end with its gasket (which remains outside) into the hole in the tub (at the bottom of the picture, since the tub is upside down).

Connect the drain control of the bathtub

Remove the remaining protective packaging

Remove the remaining protective packaging

1. Rest the tub on its feet and remove the rest of the protective packaging from the inner wall and ledges.

Screw the clamping element of the drain to compress the seal

Screw the clamping element of the drain to compress the seal

2. Screw inside the clamping element of the emptying system to compress the previously installed gasket.

Clip the drain control flap

Clip the drain control flap

3. Complete the assembly of this part of the system by installing the control panel. Just push it down so it snaps. By turning, this flap lengthens or retracts a steel wire included in the sheath that connects the two parts of the system. This wire operates a lever that raises or lets fall, the dump valve.

Fit the drain system into the bathtub

Fit the drain system into the bathtub

1. For the lower part of the system, inside the bathtub, first place a thin thread of silicone sealant under the flexible collar in place, which will serve as a seal when tightening the assembly. this part, then in the same way, under the stainless steel grill before putting it in place. Then tighten the assembly with the wide and hollow screw in the center.

Fit and connect a bathtub and its pipes: connect

2. Place the drain valve, the stem of which will pass through the hollow center of the clamping screw. This rod whose length is adjustable by screwing or unscrewing, optimizes the closing of the valve.

Set up the bathtub

Set up the bathtub

1. The bath is equipped with its accessories, set level, two support cleats on the two walls that will frame it. Plan the height according to that of the outside edges of the bathtub on which it will just come to bear when you put it in place.

Adjust the height of the feet to put the bathtub straight

Adjust the height of the feet to put the bathtub straight

2. Then check the plumb of the bathtub. Knowing that the necessary flow gradient is taken into account in the manufacture of the bath, it is enough for you to be level. You can intervene on the adjustment of the height of the feet by screwing or unscrewing to distribute the weight between feet and cleats. It will only remain to realize the dressing chosen (with trap door) on both sides open.

Fit the mixer independent of the bathtub

Fit the bath-shower mixer without damaging the two exposed nuts

Fit the bath-shower mixer without damaging the two exposed nuts

1. The mixer bath-shower, (here independent of the bath) remains to be put in place in extension of the arrivals of cold and hot water, passed here through a partition. A flat key of 28 will be needed or a wrench with a large opening. Do not forget to dress the threads with Teflon. Be careful to position the conical covers (fragile) before tightening. Do not use biting jaws to avoid damaging the two exposed stainless steel nuts.

Attach the showerhead bracket to the shower outlet of the mixer

Attach the showerhead bracket to the shower outlet of the mixer

2. Attach the showerhead holder (below) to the shower output of the showerhead bracket as the installation shown here does not have a fixing column.

Fit the supply hose and its shower head

Fit the supply hose and its shower head

3. Mount the supply hose and its showerhead, which may have several types of jets activated by screwing or unscrewing the projection grille. After use, the apple is rested vertically on the support provided for this purpose.

Install the seal around the edge of the bathtub

Install the seal around the edge of the bathtub

4. With positioning and adjustments complete, install the gasket around the perimeter. It must fill the space between the vertical flap of the edge of the bathtub and the wall to achieve effective sound insulation and slightly exceed the level of the horizontal edge of the bathtub to achieve sealing with the wall.

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