Install the Floor Drain
In this kit, a floor-drain strainer and connecting drain pipeline have to be installed before the shower base is installed. Initially, fit the neoprene gasket onto the stem of the floor-drain’s upper area and insert the stem into the base, then screw the lower section onto the stem from below the base.
Connect a PVC pipe tailpiece to the floor-drain stem, utilizing PVC cement. After the base is in position, this tailpiece is attached to the rough-in plumbing from listed below.
Set up the Base
To supply a solid, non-slip ground for the shower base, use a 1″ thick layer of drywall substance on the floor tiles or the subfloor.
Embed the shower base in the substance prior to it dries.
Set up the Wall Panels
The very first wall panel consists of the corner piece and includes the right. Take extra care to level and position this panel correctly due to the fact that it will certainly impact the position of the rest of the shower parts.
Use 1-1/2″ galvanized roof nails to fasten the very first wall panel through slots supplied on the panel flange.
Measure the place of the showerhead pipe and valve.
Then transfer the measurements to the 2nd wall panel. Accuracy is important.
Bore holes for the plumbing outlets in the second wall panel. Choose a 3/4″ Forstner bit for the shower pipe hole. If needed, larger holes for the shower handles can be drilled with a hole saw or expanding bit. Place scrap wood obstructing under the panel to prevent the drill bit from breaking through and breaking the plastic.
After the holes are drilled, place the 2nd wall in location. This area moves into place and gets in touch with molded plastic fittings. Protect it to the wall studs with nails through the nailing flange, as on the very first panel.
Total the Glass Enclosure
Before enclosing the shower, connect the shower head and running valve.
Connect the glass panel maintaining channels to the wall sections.
Secure the glass inserts in the retaining channels. Include edge trim strips if supplied.
Set up the shower door according to the kit instructions.
Complete the Bathroom Walls
Complete the walls adjacent to the shower kit by installing moisture-resistant (green board) drywall directly over the plastic flanges.
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