Plumbing & Installation
To start things off, you should have all of the necessary components at hand. This includes fixtures, tools, pipes etc. The first thing that you should do is to determine the actual placement of the plumbing fixtures. Where will your shower’s placement be located. Shower placement is very important because this will determine where the actual plumbing lines will need to run.
Guessing and half-measuring won’t cut it here, which will leave your newly remodeled shower with a cheap, uneven appearance. In order to run the pipes directly to the fixtures, you will need to cut holes in the floor. Make an outline of the shower unit, run a drain line and dry fit it. Also, be sure to glue the waste line, which helps to cut down on any leakage.
Cut points and drill points should be located and very carefully marked. Just to be on the safe side, measure once more and like the old saying goes, “measure twice, cut once.” This activity is known as prep-work, and it should be completed before you shut off your home’s water. Next step would be for you to shut off the water of your home. For locating bathroom waterlines, just look for the water valves, which will generally be under the sink or the next to the toliet.
Installation of the waterlines comes next. Standard bathrooms tend to have five waterlines. Depending on the bathroom’s location, you can run the lines from up through the floor or straight through the wall. Now you should attach the hot and cold flexible waterlines. If there are any rough feeling copper pipes, try using sand paper to make them smoother to touch. Now you need to connect the drain lines and fasten any loose bolts.
This process can be very tedious so taking your time is of the essence. “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.”