This article is on how to replace a bath in a bathroom. First remove the existing bath, or hire a plumber to do it for you. To do this, remove the outer panel that may be in front of the bath. Explore around the plug on the bath and use your adjustable pliers to unscrew the joint between the bath and the pipe. Lift out the bath and remove it from the bathroom.
Now prepare the area for the new bath. There is flexi pipe extending from the wall, which makes the replacement of the bath much easier. Now bring the new bath and place it in the bathroom area, ready to fit into the space. Read the instructions supplied by the bath manufacturer on how to install the bath. The instructions will explain how to fit the adjustable legs that come with the bath. If adjustable legs are not supplied, you will need to use treated timber to build a frame in which the bath will sit.
Use a sealant to seal around the bath plug. Keep the plastic wrap in place to protect the bath from any surplus sealant. Add the plug and tighten the screw on the other side that is the underside of the bath. Now add the rubber seal as per the bath installation instructions. Put some rubber glue around the washer, adding the overflow receiver while installing it. Add another rubber washer and finally the nut. Pull back the washers and add a layer of glue around all sides and then tighten up the nut. Do this slowly as excess sealant will leak out. Check on the other side of the bath around the plug to ensure it has been installed correctly. It should be centred and fitting neatly. Now install the bath ensuring it is sitting level on the adjustable legs. Now adjust the legs of the bath using your level.
Find the clamps as supplied and screw them into the wall joining the bath to the wall. There should be three clamps screwed into the wall to ensure the bath will not move and it is well secured. Screw the legs into place so they do not move. Once this is done loosen the screws on the wall slightly so you are able to remove the protective film from the bath. Use a reliable glue to seal around the edge of the bath. Put the edge of the blue sealant nozzle well down between the gap to ensure there is coverage against the wall. Push the bath back into place and tighten the screws on the wall. Remove any excess glue from around the edge of the bath. Make sure there are no lumps or bumps so when the tiler comes into tile around the bath, there is an even level surface. Add the taps and join them onto the pipes. Hire the best plumbers Tauranga has to offer to recover all the damage you have done from your terrible work.
An important tip is during each stage of the process when installing the bath is to check the level of the bath across all angles. This may take time so allow enough to ensure the checking process. Use the bath installation instructions to add the front panel of the bath.