How to Replace a Bathtub?

To replace your old bathtub, you have several options. You can hire a professional, or you can learn how to do it yourself. The process can be tricky, so it’s important to know what to expect. Fortunately, there are many DIY guides available online. They include steps to remove the old bathtub, install a new one, and get a new faucet spout and foot arrangement. 

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Installing a new tub 

Installing a new bathtub is a relatively simple project, but it is difficult to complete successfully without the help of a professional plumber. Because a bathtub is a large object that requires careful placement in a tight space, it is best to hire a professional plumber who has experience installing tubs and is licensed to install all necessary fixtures. First, set up a ledger board on the floor to support the edge of the tub. Next, place the tub enclosure on the board, pushing it into place. Once it is secured, use a carpenter’s level to check its level, and then use it to make sure it is level with the walls. If it’s off, place a wooden shim beneath it. 

The first step in installing a new bathtub is to remove the old one. This is an essential step, as it will allow you to properly remove the tub without causing damage to other bathroom fixtures. Be sure to move the tub several inches from its current location on the floor before you try to remove it. 

Getting a new drain assembly 

The first step in replacing the drain assembly in your bathtub is to remove the old one. The drain flange should be removed with a specialized drain key, which you can get for a reasonable price from a DIY store. Next, remove the plumber’s putty from the area around the drain using a putty knife. If the putty is particularly stubborn, you may also want to use rubbing alcohol to help loosen it. 

If you’re installing a new drain assembly, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to follow these carefully. Depending on the type of drain, you may have to follow special disposal instructions. Make sure to clean the surrounding area to avoid any mess. Also, make sure to check for any misalignments. 

Getting a new faucet spout 

If you’ve ever wondered how to replace the faucet spout in your bathtub, there’s an easy way to do it. First, make sure you turn off the water supply valve. Next, measure the distance from the wall to the nipple on the old spout. Make sure it’s at least 1/2″ longer than the old spout. Once you’ve measured this distance, buy a new spout, matches the new one. 

You’ll also need new stems and handles for your new tub faucet. You can find these at home improvement stores. Some even sell kits that include stems and handles.