Celine Queen. Bathroom. January 04th , 2017.
Dealing with bathtub replacement requires a lot of considerations and deep thinking since the bathtub is referred as an expensive thing to buy. If you ending up with a wrong choice, you will absolutely regret it for the doze of your life. So, keep calm, find some references, and pick one which is functionally good and also matches to your bathroom style. Talking about the cost of a new bathtub, hiring a professional to insert your new bathtub could be as much expensive as the bathtub cost itself. Therefore, you may need to know some strategies on replacing a bathtub that you could do by yourself.
The first pace is to discover the access to the bathtub piping. You could do it by removing the access paneling attached on the wall. Create a section on one side of the wall to create your job uncomplicated. Make sure that you have completely shut the water supply off to keep away from any danger. Then, take your adjustable wrench and use it to disconnect the drain pipe. On this route, you will require to loosen up the slip nut that connects the overflow pipe, and then release the drain pipe which is located down the strainer.
Next, you will to create a little big whole on the wall covering the tub by detaching it. You can use any tools for this stage, but maybe I suggest you to go with hammer and cold chisel. Here, you are on the half way of the whole process.
For the next step, you will require to protect the tub with a little scrap and pry bar to keep it in a safe distance from the wall. Now, you can remove the enclosure on the tub and put it on 1 by 4 skid to create a unit slide. In the tub across, create two cuts with a Sawzall and now you can lift the tub away from the location.
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