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Can you set a tub in concrete?

You want at least 2 to 4 inches of concrete. Only cover the center area, around 6 inches out from where the walls of the U-shaped tub base curve up. Place the tub into the frame and onto the mortar. Fill the tub to the rim with water and let it sit for at least 72 hours full of water until the concrete dries.

How do you install a bathtub in a basement without breaking concrete?

The best way to install the shower in a basement bathroom without damaging your floors is to look into an upflush toilet system. While traditional basement showers require you to drill into shower base and concrete to add a drain, a Saniflo system sits on top of concrete floors.

Do you have to put cement under a tub?

When you’re installing a heavy bathtub or one that you expect to support an unusual amount of weight, it’s important to lay mortar underneath it. The mortar conforms to the contours of the tub, and when it sets, it prevents the tub from moving and supports the weight.

How do I turn my bathroom into a bathtub?

  1. Choose Your Tub. Before you begin, measure your current bathtub alcove around the shower walls.
  2. Turn Off the Water.
  3. Disconnect the Drain Flange and Overflow Cover.
  4. Disconnect the Drain Assembly.
  5. Separate the Tub from the Wall.
  6. Remove the Tub.
  7. Dispose of the Old Tub.
  8. Set the New Tub Into Place.

Can I use expanding foam under bathtub?

Yes, expanding spray foam can be used under a bathtub. It can reduce coldness and flex in an existing install, but an improper application can result in additional problems. It’s important to understand that the tried-and-true best practice for preventing flex in a newly installed bathtub is with a mortar slab.

Do acrylic tubs need a mortar bed?

An acrylic tub is not self-supporting, which means it must be supported along its entire bottom with mortar or grout. It should go without saying that the floor should be solidly constructed to support the weight of the tub, water and the person using it.

How much does saniflo system cost?

Its suggested retail price for a full system with bowl and tank is $1,314.00 (elongated) or $1,280.00 (standard); although we sell all products at the lowest price allowed by the manufacturer, so you get a 15% discount: $1,116.90 (elongated) or $1,088.00 (standard).

Do all tubs need a mortar bed?

While the base may be strong enough to support the weight of the tub, we usually put mortar around where the legs sit, to prevent the tub from shifting horizontally after installation. If it’s your tub, and you want mortar under it, he should do it.

How do you install a bathtub drain and overflow?

How to Install a Tub Overflow Drain Step 1 – Pick the Overflow Drain Step 2 – Purchase Additional Materials Step 3 – Secure Your Permits Step 4 – Check Bathtub Access Step 5 – Cut the Hole Step 6 – Remove the Old Overflow Tub Drain Step 7 – Install New Piping Step 8 – Fill the Tub Step 9 – Close Up the Hole Note

How do you install drain in concrete slab?

Installing a floor drain into an existing concrete slab will require some sawing of the concrete. You can hire someone to saw a trench in the concrete floor from where the drain will be to where the drain pipe will exit the building. They usually remove the sawed concrete and get it out of the building for you.

What are the dimensions of a bathtub drain?

A standard modern bathtub drain is 1 1/2 inches in diameter — the width straight across the middle. Rough-in plumbing should be calculated for a 1 1/2-inch pipe.

What is a tub drain kit?

The DANCO Chrome Tub Drain Kit is a complete bath drain kit for most tubs. The kit is constructed of durable plastic tubing and includes all of the necessary parts to replace an existing drain or add a new tub.