Summary: Removing an old bath, installing a new bath and fitting a bath panel.
Baths come in all shapes and sizes but for the purpose of this project we are going to look at replacing a traditional style bath that is positioned against a bathroom wall and has a panel fitted to the side. When buying your new bath makes sure you have the correct dimensions so it will fit in the space of the one being removed.
First you will need to remove the old bath.
If you are installing a cast iron bath, you must ensure the floor is strong enough to bear its weight. To distribute the weight evenly, place planks or blocks of wood under the legs. This is also a good time to fit isolating valves to the water supply pipes if they are not already fitted.
Feed the overflow pipe into the overflow hole and screw it to the faceplate.
With the gasket over the holes, push the tails of the taps through the holes and when sitting neatly, tighten the retaining nuts.
When you are sure the bath is level, drill pilot holes and screw the feet to the floor.
Fit the support brackets to the timber frame under the rim and the wall.
Reconnect the tap tails to the supply pipes and reconnect the waste assembly unit.
The sides of the bath not adjacent to a wall will need bath panels fitted to conceal the pipes. First you will need to construct a frame for each side of the bath requiring a panel.
Mark out the position of the frame using a spirit level.
Measure and fit battens to fit vertically between the rim of the bath and the floor battens.
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