Transforming out your old tub to a brand-new acrylic or fiberglass tub is not an extremely challenging work but it will certainly be time-consuming as well as actually disturb your shower room
The main trouble with this task is that the tub will be installed to the walls under the drywall which in turn is generally under wall surface floor tiles or tub surround panels.
You actually are not just altering the tub you will certainly be altering the tub, the wall covering (drywall & Hardi board), the tub surround and or tiles as well as potentially the bathtub tap and floor covering in the bath room and also more likely you will certainly require to paint.
- drywall saw
- utility blade
- screw chauffeur collection
- 24 ″ bubble degree.
- 12 ″ monkey wrench.
- drainpipe wrench device.
- bath tub.
- bath tub drainpipe as well as overflow collection.
- kitchen area and bathroom silicone.
- Hardi backer (cement board).
Take down any shower curtains or gliding shower doors.If your shower wall surfaces are covered by a plastic bathtub border, eliminate it totally. If your walls are tiled I would certainly advise getting rid of as well as replacing all of them as well however you might desire to just eliminate exactly what you need to (about 30 ″ up from the bathtub) and also attempt to locate coordinating ceramic tiles to re-tile with after you are done the tub install.
Begin by marking a horizontal degree line on all of the drywall areas over the bathtub at about 28 ″ high from the top of your bathtub, then note a plumb upright line 1 ″ out from the front of the bathtub all the method from your horizontal line down to the floor.
Tip: When reducing into a wall always beware of surprise barriers like electrical, pipes.
You ought to find some rusted screw on clips around the top flange of the tub or screws with the flange, eliminate any you find. Examine to see if your tub has a bead of silicone along the front side where it fulfills the flooring. The overflow is very easy– get rid of the chrome cover that is partway up the drain end of the tub and also sometimes there perhaps 1-2 screws behind this.
You might desire some help currently to raise the tub out and remove it from the area. To eliminate the tub you generally should lift from one end to get it standing on end then it can be performed.
TIP: If you are doing this on your own, you could find making use of a 2 wheeled hand cart/trolley to relocate the bathtub out jobs well, just strap it to the cart and also wheel it away.
Now that the old tub is gone eliminate the old drainpipe and over circulation pipelines which are on the flooring hooked into the primary plumbing above the p-trap. Using the tub drain/over circulation set that you bought install it to the new bathtub as each the manufactures guidelines.
Your brand-new tub may need a ledger board along the back wall to assist sustain the bathtub. Make use of the manufacturers guidelines to establish the elevation of this journal or if it is required. Your old tub probably had one toe nailed to the wall that you might be able to remove and recycle. So now that the journal as well as pipes remain in location you can lower the new bathtub into the room you have.
Once again you may desire some aid with this as it is extremely unpleasant on your own. I have actually damaged a number of tubs trying to do this on my own and also trust me nevertheless this job you do not wish to obtain an additional bathtub. Once bathtub is being in placement make use of the degree to examine it for degree.
TIP: Place the level on the top deck top of the tub not down in all-time low of the bathtub as the lower typically has actually been built with a sloping bottom for better drainage.
After you have leveled the bathtub by adjusting the journal you can connect it to the wall studs w/screws in the pre pierced openings in the upper flange of the tub (do not over tighten screws).
I would recommend # 8 × 11/2 ″ stainless-steel screws to install the tub. If you plan on setting up a new bathtub border use Hardi backer board to complete the missing wall surface areas as well as tape, mud, sand, prime and also repaint the wall surfaces then install the tub border.
However, if you intend on installing all new wall surface floor tiles then you must remove the rest of the drywall approximately a height 2 ″ listed below the expected height of the last row of tiles then install the Hardie backer board to that area as well as adhere to with tape, mud, sand, priming and painting the walls. After that it prepares to ceramic tile.
The main issue with this job is that the tub will certainly be installed to the walls under the drywall which in turn is typically under wall surface ceramic tiles or tub border panels. You really are not simply altering the bathtub you will certainly be transforming the bathtub, the wall covering (drywall & Hardi board), the tub border and also or floor tiles and possibly the tub tap and also floor covering in the bathroom room and also more then most likely you will certainly require to painting.
If your walls are tiled I would recommend removing as well as changing all of them as well however you may desire to just eliminate what you require to (around 30 ″ up from the bathtub) as well as attempt to find coordinating tiles to re-tile with after you are done the tub install. Beginning by marking a horizontal level line on all of the drywall areas over the bathtub at concerning 28 ″ high from the top of your bathtub, after that mark a plumb upright line 1 ″ out from the front of the bathtub all the way from your horizontal line down to the flooring.
If you intend on mounting a new tub border usage Hardi backer board to load in the missing wall surface areas and tape, mud, sand, prime and also painting the walls after that install the bathtub surround.