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How to Replace A Bathtub (Step By Step)

Опубликовано: 27 апр. 2018 г. 255 341 просмотр

Checkout my video on installing the Tile: https://youtu.be/FzJoIpw3SZQ
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In this video, you'll learn how to replace and install a new bathtub in your bathroom.

You'll learn how to remove an old bathtub, how to choose a new bathtub, and how to install a new alcove bathtub. You'll also learn all about bathtub plumbing.

First, I'll show you exactly how to remove your old bathtub and disconnect the drain and plumbing.

Then, I'll show you how to level the floor and prep the floor for a new bathtub so you have a level and flat surface to support the tub.

Then, I'll show you how to build the bathtub drain assembly and connect it to the tub.

And finally, you'll learn exactly how to install the tub, hook up the plumbing, seal the drain with silicone drain sealant, and secure the tub with the wall with bathtub screws.

Comments
  • Steven Mccallan
    Steven Mccallan 4 месяца назад I get a kick out of the guys who think unless you are licensed, you are incapable of doing anything. Maybe I should get a license to change a light bulb. Remember the saying; You can't please all the people all the time (and why even try). Dan does a nice job of explaining how to install a tub and I'm sure that he appreciates constructive comments on ways he can improve, as nobody is perfect. It's very low class when you have jerks, professional or otherwise, make denigrating comments about how you do things ( as if they were perfect). Keep the vids coming, dude and don't let negative comments make you down.
  • Thomas tom
    Thomas tom 3 месяца назад You missed a few steps to be more efficient but over all a good video. As far as I know you should never caulk or secondary seal a rubber gasket, the solvents will break down the rubber and fail.
  • Hughes Home Improvements SP
    Hughes Home Improvements SP 5 месяцев назад We never use silicone, I'm surprised that manufacturer didn't require a ledger, keep on keeping on!
  • TheGuruStud
    TheGuruStud 2 месяца назад Well, I hope you don't use putty. That shit is worthless. After 10 yrs it starts leaking. No wonder plumbers use it. It's more work!
  • Gabe Medina
    Gabe Medina 2 дня назад You love your silicone lol 😂 Great Job
  • Karol O'Connor
    Karol O'Connor 1 день назад You can also think abou adjusting, reframing, modifying framing on top of overflow so you can reach from top. Install spout copper section later after sewer done and tested.
  • Retrogamer1010
    Retrogamer1010 2 месяца назад I did my first and second myself. Cost about a grand each for all kohler products tile flooring etc. Remodeling through a contractor 10k easy what a joke it took a weekend.
  • SL Home tec
    SL Home tec 2 месяца назад https://youtu.be/JWjeOtdPdpE
  • jonathan miller
    jonathan miller 4 месяца назад Thank you! You saved me hundreds of dollars..
  • Robert McCay
    Robert McCay 7 месяцев назад I generally prefer to install the drain/overflow into the tub first and do the final hookup from beneath if at all possible
  • SL Home tec
    SL Home tec 2 месяца назад https://youtu.be/JWjeOtdPdpE
  • Terry McKann
    Terry McKann 4 дня назад He said he was.going to do everything from above that is the whole point
  • OXOX
    OXOX 4 месяца назад I see a lot of butt-hurt "plumbers" commenting here. If plumbers actually knew what they were doing, did it, and charged a fair price we wouldn't need handymen.
  • Lee Olaeta
    Lee Olaeta 3 месяца назад (изменено) XOXO. That's the difference between a Handyman and a Plumber. The plumber charges for his knowledge. The Handyman charges for his labor. What he's worth. That's why is doesn't charge as much.
  • azncooler
    azncooler 4 дня назад Longer shirt pls!!
  • Coby Moreno
    Coby Moreno 9 месяцев назад Ecelent video thank you
  • Don G
    Don G 1 месяц назад Nice job, good video, I have a similar tub. Plumbers putting on drain was my only thought.... Great video compared to other Youtubes, like the guy installing in bare feet LOL. It would be great to address plumbing for rough in valve and shimming tile backer where it over laps tub. If not level in vertical will cause problems on tile install.
  • Derrick Mosley
    Derrick Mosley 1 месяц назад Plumber's putty was my thought too, gonna have a hard time changing that drain out later
  • Rocky Yule
    Rocky Yule 3 недели назад Other than that Great job!
  • Trucker Daddy - AKA John in Québec
    Trucker Daddy - AKA John in Québec 1 месяц назад What are the chances I can reuse the tub plumbing that was already there?
  • Chuck Shoes
    Chuck Shoes 4 недели назад Honestly not worth it, even if you can you will be increasing the failure chances and of having to spend even more on the repairs from a leak.
  • pietrosammarco
    pietrosammarco 2 месяца назад Thanks for the video. I'm wondering why you didn't embed the tub in mortar or plaster.
  • Handyman Startup
    Handyman Startup 2 месяца назад Because I’m installing the tub from the top and I needed to be able to take it out multiple times in case the pipes didn’t line up.
  • leoscorp76
    leoscorp76 3 недели назад I thought the same thing, especially when it was squeaking like an old screen door when he was inside it.
  • L. Tiller
    L. Tiller 7 месяцев назад (изменено) Thanks! We have slab flooring so we can't attach from below the tub.
  • James Derbaum
    James Derbaum 5 месяцев назад Slab tub installs are tough you have to have access from the adjacent room if possible
  • Lee Olaeta
    Lee Olaeta 5 месяцев назад Dont follow these instructions then. This was a very poor install. It wasn't even close to being correct even for a handy man. He sounded like he knew what he was doing. But it pretty much stopped there.
  • nktwrk73
    nktwrk73 2 месяца назад @Lee Where's your video on tub installs...I need to see how it's done correctly.
  • Summerland
    Summerland 2 месяца назад He did not show how to remove the existing fittings from the pipe inside the wall.
  • Mark Krause
    Mark Krause 2 месяца назад Then don't do it , Is it really needed ?
  • CH!CARCAS TERCERO
    CH!CARCAS TERCERO 2 месяца назад That silicone could make a leak , that silicone isn’t necessary!
  • bolerdweller
    bolerdweller 3 недели назад With the drain being installed before the bathtub you dont have a chance to sandwich it all together completely tight so there is a chance that the drain, tub or the drain hole itself could be off a hair and having it preinstalled doesn't allow it to clamp 100 percent tight. Silicone is insurance that the whole perimeter of the seal is contacting.
  • Olena Erhardt
    Olena Erhardt 2 месяца назад Thank you for the great video. I have exactly the same bathtub, which goes instead of the old one removed, but I also have a piece which is called a apron support (it goes between the bathtub and it's front panel). Did you use it? Another question is about 2 penoplast (or whatever that material is called) white blocks, that are seemed to be glued from the sides of the tub. Are you suppose to remove them or leave them on their place, where they are)? I think you left them. And also if I may have your opinion on this. I leveled the patch on the floor (with liquid level), but on the border with the other cement floor it shows in some parts a small uneven (in height ) edge. The size of this unevenness is rather small about 1-1.5 mm. Can I leave it like that or I need to smooth it?
  • SomeFortniteGuy
    SomeFortniteGuy 2 месяца назад If it's intended to be removed, it's generally pretty obvious. The only thing I've had to remove from a tub or shower when installing it were wooden frames they were packed with. If it seems any way part of the tub, I would leave it. Yes you want the apron support As far as being uneven, is it supported for the most part? The big thing is the majority of the tub is supported, and will not rack when pressure is applied to any one area (corner to corner) If the skirt is screwed to the wall and it's supported on its own footing, it will be fine. There is always variance in the floor and walls, especially in renovations. Ensure the footing is secured though, you don't want to be able to stand on one end and have it sag even just the tiniest bit, corner to corner needs to be solid.