How To Install Clawfoot Bathtubs

One of the best things about remodeling our home is having the ability to install different things ourselves. Clawfoot bathtubs fall under this category and it is no wonder that many of us are trying to learn how to do these different things. Keep in mind that though this process can be rewarding it does require a good deal of your time and the necessary tools to complete it.

Tools Needed

  • Bathtub drain
  • Supply line that feeds water to the faucet of the bathtub
  • Bathtub faucet
  • Shower enclosure set

What To Do

  • Before you are able to bring the clawfoot bathtub into the necessary bathtub that you wish for it to be placed in you need to use a drywall saw or circular saw to cut the necessary holes into the wall that is the closest to the floor and ceiling.
  • Next you will need to push the PVC pipe through the hole that is next to the floor into the higher opening. Attach the pipe coupler using PVC glue and primer. This coupler will give you the ability to attach to the pipes that are in the wall.
  • Make sure that the water main is turned off. Clean the area that you want the tub to be in and then move it into the bathroom.
  • Once the clawfoot bathtub is completely in place you will need to attach the faucet and drain to the plumbing. Make sure that you connect the hot and cold water pipes in the walls with the right section of the tub.
  • Attach the bathtub drain gasket and the waste line into the right place using plumber’s putty and a wrench.
  • Next you will need to make sure that the drain is working properly. The drainpipe should be connected to the bottom drain and the overflow hole. This must be secured into place using a retainer.
  • The tub drain should also be attached to the floor drain and this drain should already have P-trap installed.