Figure 5-23.Bathtub and support.
To install a tub, like the type shown in view A,
figure 5-23, place the rim of the tub on the 2- by 4-inch
support nailed to the 2- by 4-inch studs, as shown in
view B, figure 5-23. Check to be sure the tub is level.
Once the tub is in place, hook up the water-supply
lines, as shown in figure 5-24. Now you have a bathtub
and shower combination. Water is furnished by a
faucet and spray nozzle. Two valves usually control
the flow of water to these units. Ordinarily, when the
valves are opened, the water runs into the bathtub from
the bathtub faucet. However, for water to run through
the shower head, the valves are opened as for filling the
bathtub; the diverter which is located in the bathtub
faucet must be raised. This combination gives the
bather two means of taking a bath.
A tub drain and overflow are usually similar to that
shown in figure 5-25. The drain assembly is installed
in the space provided by the studs at the end of the tub.
The overflow and waste drains are made of chrome.
The hidden parts are of rough brass and brass tubing.
The fittings are 1 l/2 inches in diameter and come with
a pop-up waste or a rubber stopper fastened to the
overflow by a chrome chain. This drain and overflow
combination is connected to the P trap with slip-joint
nuts and rubber washers to seal off the leaks. The drain
in the bottom of the tub is sealed against leaks with
plumbers putty and rubber rings.
Figure 5-24.Bathtub and shower piping combination.