Should you decide to replace your bathtub or rain shower with a high efficiency one that is more comfortable for you and your family, follow these easy-to-understand instructions on how to install one yourself!
Understanding Drain and Overflow
It can be easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to drains and overflows. There are so many options and configurations available, it’s hard to know where to start. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of drains and how they work, as well as how to install them.
One of the first things you need to do is determine the size and shape of your drain. There are several types of drains available on the market, including traditional gutters, downspouts, and even rain barrels. Once you have chosen your drain type, you need to find a location for it. Most drains will require at least an 8-inch clearance in front of it, and 12 inches adjacent to the foundation. If you are installing a drain in a wet area (like a basement), you will also need to factor in drainage pipes. Drain pipes range in size from ½ inch up to 3 inches, so make sure to choose the right one for your application.
Now that you know all of the basics, let’s get started with installation. First, seal any cuts on the exterior of your foundation with caulk or fascia sealant. Next, mark the location
How to install drain and overflow in your bathtub
Before you start, make sure to account for any above-ground piping that might be in the way. You also need to determine the dimensions of your bathtub drain hole and mark where the overflow pipe will go. Marking the drain hole is optional, but we recommend doing so because it will make the installation process a little bit easier.
To install the drain and overflow, you’ll first need to remove the old fixture. To do this, unscrew the screws that are holding it in place and pull it out. Once it’s out, use a screwdriver to pry off the enclosure skim and then remove the old fixture.
If you’re installing a new drain and overflow, follow these instructions: locate the sinkhole in your bathtub ceiling indicated on our diagram; mark it using a pencil; then use a level to make sure it is straight; drill an 8-inch hole at that spot; insert a metal framed drain (or equivalent) into the hole so that the bottom lip rests on top of the lip of your tub surround; screw in four screws into Kramer’s joint driveway [sic]; cut off excess framing with flush cutter or hacksaw; now mark and drill holes for both ends of
Instructions for Unclogging Bathtub Drain and Overflow
If you have a clogged bathtub drain, you may be feeling frustrated. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps you can take to unclog your sink or tub drain. First, remove any objects that may be blocking the drain: toys, hair, and other debris will block the flow of water and cause the Drain Snake to become jammed. Second, turn off the main water valve in the home by turning off your breaker switch, then draining the water from your sink or bathtub until it is completely clear. Finally, use the Drain Snake to clear any debris from the drain. If all else fails, call a technician!
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