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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 204351 28-Sep-2016 13:22
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Hi Guys,

 

Our new freestanding bath has arrived its designed to fit against the wall so I'll be taking out a old decades old steel bath.  

 

The floor below the old bath looks fine apart from the different wood paneling the new bath has a centre mount waste with no overflow.

 

New Bath is adjustable up to 19 mm.

 

Is there a best practice way to install these or is it just a matter of removing the old bath tiding up the area where needed and drilling a hole in where the centre of the bath will be.  Looking online it seems everything gets siliconed the bath feet the bath surround etc.

 

If there are any gotchas or if you have some pearls of wisdom, I would love to know before I need to install.

 

 

 

Thanks in Advance.

 

 


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  Reply # 1641899 28-Sep-2016 15:46
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I cant make too much comment on the installation specifics without seeing pictures, but it could be advantageous to cut a bigger hole in the floor for the waste mount. This allows for servicing the waste from below without being constrained by a small opening. You may want to look at a temporary shroud to cover this though so bugs/rodents/draughts don't make their way inside.




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  Reply # 1642478 29-Sep-2016 11:23
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Thanks Disrespective, 

 

The bath is Trade Depots Caspian  http://www.tradedepot.co.nz/caspian-freestanding-1700mm-bath , I can get under the house and use the existing routing for the drain removing the old lead pipe. From what I have read it looks like the best way to install is to either make a pattern from the bottom of the bath then transpose to get location of the waste or through measuring.  I totally agree on the over sized hole for waste access, I have a hole cutter to make this job easier.

 

 


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