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August 12, 2017 18:08

How to avoid mistakes when installing bathtubs


  • 1 Installation of acrylic bathtubs
  • 2 Mounting corner acrylic bath
  • 3 Mounting cast iron bath
  • 4 Mounting steel bath
  • 5 Installation recommendations bath

Installation bath with his hands carries a lot of nuances and peculiarities, while not knowing that there is the likelihood of mistakes.If you make incorrect installation, do not abide by the rules, then there will be extra time and cost.The situation is complicated by the diversity of products that makes a difference installation technologies.

Installation of acrylic bathtubs

Acrylic bathtubs are common because of their advantages.Firstly, it's external beauty, modern look.Secondly, it is a low heat dissipation, it promises comfort during use.Third, the installation of acrylic bathtub with his hands occurs easily because it weighs little.

Of course, there are drawbacks.Acrylic products are sensitive to physical shock and damage.Regarding the models of cast iron, they are less.Also acrylic bath installation must

be performed on a hard frame, so it does not lose its shape over time.

Set bath in two ways:

  • the carcass frame with legs, which are usually supplied;
  • on brick frame.

If the product is sold with a special frame and legs, then assembling it can be produced more easily and reliably, because this method is provided by the manufacturer.

  • start with the markings on the tub, and drill a hole on it to install rails on the frame and legs;
  • continue podgotavvkoy siphon.The process is a connect upper and lower drains, the assembly itself as well as the siphon;
  • continue bath unit and its bumpers are regulated according to the level.After determining the correct position, markings made on which are installed mounting hooks;
  • Finish the mount acrylic bath to the wall with hooks.
Installation of acrylic bathtubs on legs

If acrylic bathtub with feet sold in the kit, it is advisable to use them for installation.

If the product is sold without the frame and legs, the assembly will have to produce bricks.The overall process is similar to the first.To construct a brick base with the possibility of installing a siphon, and it put the product itself.It is recommended to use the same hook for attaching to the wall of the bath.Installation of acrylic bathtubs on the bricks occurs more complicated than on the frame and legs.

Mounting corner acrylic bath

Corner bathtubs are made of acrylic and are popular among owners of small rooms.The advantages of this form relates space savings.In addition, this design looks fashionable and can fit into any interior design.

Installation corner acrylic bath starts with the measurement of the angle between the walls, where it will be located.All these items are a right angle.Obviously, between the walls must be strictly an angle of 90 degrees.Check the angle of the building, you can use the polygon.In most cases, have to resort to additional measures to equalize the wall.

is followed again to choose how to install acrylic bath: on foot, walking in the set, or on a brick base.And he is no different from the process of installation and setup of direct acrylic models.

Mounting cast iron bath

Cast iron bathtubs are distinguished for their durability.And it is only their dignity, which, however, impresses many.These models have only one drawback - they are heavy, which complicates their transportation and installation.

Before you install a cast-iron bath should determine the method of installation.There are two ways - on the feet and on the bricks.Obviously, if the product has a foothold in the set, it is necessary first way - if not the second.Both methods are equally good.

  • start installing cast iron tub on legs with turning it on its side so that the drain hole is as close as possible to the drain in the floor;
  • continue assembly of the siphon;
  • continue coup baths and aligned horizontally with the help of the level;
  • Finish the installation of baths in the foot ends of their fixation screws or wedges (depending on the design of the legs).
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Note that when installing tubs on legs, it is required under the flat floor.However, pulling the floor is not required if you are installing a bath on the bricks.In this case, the process is similar and differs only in that the article is based on a brick, which is reliable for such a heavy object.You only need to align the level of the base.

Installation of the cast iron tub on bricks

Before installing cast iron bathtub on the bricks, need to align the floor.

If the bath is placed on the bricks, the frame is constructed in the form of support.Typically, the height of bath installation from the floor of three bricks.Between these supports should be no more than 50 cm. Therefore, if you want to install a bath in 150 cm, you can put it on the two supports.The width of the brick base should equal the width of the bath.

steel baths Installation

Steel bath lighter than iron but harder than acrylic.Therefore, they have found the advantages of easy transportation and installation, but also zaimeli lack of stability.Before you install a steel bath, it is necessary to know one feature - the installation can be done in such a way as to have had contact with three walls.Otherwise bath is too unstable.

Installation of the steel bath

Mounting steel bath should be done in such a way that it touches the three walls of the room.

Installation of steel baths with their hands should be done on foot, it is not recommended installation only on the basis of brick.This will lead to a poor stability.However, to build additional support from a brick can not hurt.

Before you install the bath, it should be turned upside down.In this position, the legs are set.A pair of legs should be installed next to the drain hole.Second - as close as possible to the opposite edge, but so that the height of the towers was the same.

After that there is installation of the steel bath on legs, that is, it is turned to the normal position.Then you need to collect a siphon and connect the top and bottom drainage holes.The spirit level and adjust the clamping bolts legs should ensure evenness bath installation.

space under the bath is recommended to lay the bricks.This will provide additional structural stability, reduce the likelihood of bending and twisting.Then the brickwork can be oblitsevat tiles.

Installation recommendations bath

Installation baths with their own hands - responsible occupation, so the approach to this issue should be a deep understanding of the business.And knowledge will be incomplete without the latest recommendations and guidance.

  • If you are installing hot tubs in which electrical circuits are present inevitably, it is required to install the socket with the usual ground;
  • If the bath is set at the level horizontally, the untrained eye will catch suspicious that the bottom is slightly tilted.This is normal and necessary phenomenon, which provides a quick outflow of water;
  • Before you install a bath with his hands, should think about the way in which the drain will be carried out.For these purposes, it is best to apply modern material - corrugated hose.It can be bent in different directions that ensure ease of installation and reliable operation, as the hose is strong enough;
  • to install bath in the bathroom did not violate the interior should take care about the scenery.So, if you are using are not provided by the manufacturer additional supports and grounds, they must be oblitsevat tiles or build a sliding panel.