Install Your Walk In Bath Tub The Simple WayInstalling furniture, especially large scale furniture such as a walk in bath tub, can be a challenging feat. Without the proper resources (and patience), homeowners often end up floundering and resorting to paying someone else to do the dirty work. Wipe your brow and dry your tears--it doesn’t really have to be such an obstacle! Here are some easy steps to follow that will save yourself the stress and money.
1. Removing the Old Tub: Before you can even bring in your brand new walk in bath tub, you have to get rid of the old one. Many actually say that this is the hardest part. Not so much because they can’t bear to let it go but because they have to break or carefully un-caulk to remove a large, unwieldy chunk of their bathroom. Once this is done, it is incredibly liberating.
2. Measure: If there is not enough room in your bathroom for your new walk in bath tub (which you should have measured before you bought it), now is the time to figure that out. You don’t want to have to end up breaking down the door.
3. Piping and Draining: Turn off the water to your house and inspect the piping and drain set up. Match it as closely as possible to your new bath tub. If you have to, drill new holes and make the proper adjustments.
4. New Tub: Yes, what you’ve been waiting for! You can proudly and triumphantly slide the new walk in bath tub into place and hook up appropriate holes to their plumbing lines. If it includes a whirlpool jet system, you might have to take more steps regarding this phase of the installation.
5. Touch Ups: Repair any knicks and scratches that occurred during the installation process. This would be the perfect time to refinish as well. Put a fresh bead of caulk to seal the walk in bath tub in securely into place. Lastly, you have to make sure that your bathtub works. Run the water and enjoy!