Tips for Remodeling Your Bathtub into a Shower
If you are thinking about trying to remodel your bathtub into a shower, but are still in need of more tips to get the best results, you have come to the right place. Continue reading this article and we will provide you with a few tips to help you get the best results. All you have to do is consider following the instructional steps below that will help you to complete and even realize your plan to guide you to get the best results as well as your wishes. So, let’s check these out!
- First, your home’s water supply should be turned off. You have to remember to never work on plumbing if the water still on.
- And for the second, the water from your home’s system should be drained. And then, the faucets should be turned on in the room you will be working in until the water no longer flows from them.
- After that, the bathtub should be protected by a drop cloth that is placed inside the tub. It will be protected from any dings or gouges that may result during the project of construction and maintaining the structural integrity of the tub will be helped.
- And the next step is that the existing tub faucet should be taken apart. And then, you can start by the handle that should be unscrewed, and the escutcheon plate that should be removed next. And then, the exposed valve should be loosened and removed, a wrench can be used for this.
- And then, any tile or wall-board that might be blocking your access to plumbing housed within the wall of bedroom should be removed. And then, any tile on the wall should be carefully removed, a hammer or chisel can be used for this.
- After that, the faucet body should be taken off.
- And then, the new tub or shower faucet body where the old faucet body was should be connected. The number of connections is the difference between the two pieces of plumbing.
- Afterwards, the distance between the two studs in the wall should be measured where you are installing your new shower head.
- And the next is a plumbing elbow that should be connected to a pre-cut piece of pipe. The other end of that pipe should be attached to the faucet body.
- After that, leaks should be checked and stopped if they occur. The caps should be placed on the shower and bathtub spouts and the main water supply should be turned on.
- And the next step is to make sure the water is turned off again.
- And then, the shower and tub caps should be used, so the measurements on cement board can be marked.
- After that, the cement board should be nailed into the studs; and the exposed plumbing should be covered.
- And for the last step, the plumbing fixtures for your shower head and the bathtub faucet should be installed