Bathtub installation

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by MIKE007, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. MIKE007

    MIKE007 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have to install an acrylic bathtub. What brand of silicone should I use? How tide to tread the drain basket to the plastic pipe?
    What is the proper sequence: installing the p trap and drain pipe first and last the drain basket and overflow or first the pipe to the tub and connection to the p trap last?

    I hope these are not silly questions.

    Thank you,
    Mike
  2. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    What's the silicone for?

    A Capillary Break.
    Stopping Squeaks.
    Adhesion.
    Expansion Gap.
    Hooking up the drain basket to the pipe.
    Sealing the overflow and drain line better.

    You should have a waste and overflow kit. If you don't you need to go buy one.

    My favourite Silicone is GEII

    I like no other.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    How you install and connect the drain to the tub, is somewhat determined by whether you have access below the tub. If I can set the tub, on a second floor, and have access below, I install the drain last.
    If I'm working from above, then the drain gets installed first, and the tub drops down on it. I spin in the drain and attach the overflow plate last.
  4. MIKE007

    MIKE007 New Member

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    Thank you! I have access from above only.
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