Installing a new prefabricated shower is a regular undertaking during a bathroom remodeling project. And it may be easier than you think, according to your ability level, to learn how to install a shower. To replace the tub, you need a tub that fits your area and works with the existing drainage line. If you pick up a tub with the drain on the right side, for example, you should acquire a shower that likewise has a right-side drain to prevent altering plumbing. Vancouver renovate has a great selection of bathtubs in Vancouver.
If you also install a shower to replace a bathtub, be aware that the recommended drain size for a shower is a 2-inch pipe, but most bathrooms have one 1/2-inch drain. A battery can overflow if plumbed with one 1/2-inch line, unlike a bath, which holds significantly more water. In this instance, you need to alter the plumbing to increase the drain size. One alternative is to take the toilet drain or the main drain line to a new 2-inch pipe. After it has been sorted, you can install your shower pot.
Measure carefully the placement of the new shower to get the right size for the shower pot.
Prepare the room
Clean out the shower pot space. The walls must be clear to the stubble. And the floor must be as clean as possible so that the pot may be leveled.
Dry-fit the cup of the shower
Set the shower to measure any changes you may need to make to the drain. Take wall measurements so that the drain may be aligned.
Check your edge with the shower in position to make sure it is sitting level. Use shims and label the bags for easy leveling of the pan when you put them back in. Put some cartons in the shower and move about to see how sturdy the pot is.
Add the drain fit to the bowl
Remove the pot and place the drain in the shower pot in the opening. Apply the plumber mask on the bottom of the flange to the drain before it is installed. Screw the gutter onto the bowl, and ensure that it is tight. In most situations, a vast holding nut threads onto the back of the drain that you tighten to secure the fit. Ensure that any gaskets or washers included in the drain kit are installed.
Depending on the drain you receive, the 2-inch drain line could be used to be glued onto the drain fitting. However, a compression drain is easy to install in most installations since you position the shower over your drain and then tighten the drainage tailpiece to the drainpipe with a rubber washer and nozzle.
Check and adjust the drain
Make sure that the drain and shower pot is straight and attractive. Make any modifications to the alignment and remove the pan again.
Lay the concrete or cement mortar foundation
Set some thin plastic on the floor before putting the mortar bed. Mix a bag of concrete mortar and spread it around the shower pot. The mortar should be approximately 1 inch thick. Stay a few inches away from the edges to make cleaning easier. In the concrete mortar, the fins on the bottom of the shower pot create a tough shower ground that does not flex as you walk on it. Place the shower pan on the mortar and carefully level it. Pull the drain on the drain line. Some bathrooms have screws and brackets to connect the bowl to the wall cups. Otherwise, you can use big-headed screws (e.g., tool nails) to fasten the flanges to the wall stumps of the shower pan. Let the shower pot sit overnight before entering the mortar.
Test the drain in the shower tub by pouring water into it. If you have access to the area under the shower, check for leaks from under the floor. Now the wall surfaces, valve, and showerhead are ready to install. A surround kit is a fantastic choice for shower walls which you can buy at Vancouverrenovate.ca.