Re: Novice--Bathtub installation
Posted by e-plumber on December 30, 2003 at 16:20:52:
In response to Re: Novice--Bathtub installation
: First, from first impressions this looks like a great list. Thanks for all the good information.

: Now to the real questions.

: 1. I am installaling a new bathtub in new construction and need a good schematic for the plumbing. I am a novice but would like to try it on my own (good idea?)

: 2. The manufacturer of the American Standard Cadet Whirlpool bath states that you need a dedicated 15AMP circuit for the whirlpool and a separate dedicated 15 AMP circcuit for the whirlpool heater. Is this accurate?

: 3. When positioning the drain for the bathtub how much pitch is required and what is the optimal size of PVC to use 1 1/2 or 2"?

: 4. Once again Novice question...between the studs do I need support i.e cross bracing for the new copper plumbing when I bring in the new supply lines?

: 5. All the documentation that I have read requires that the bathtub vent be according to local code. What is the normal and most prominent way to locate the vent? If the drain is tying into exsting drains can that share the same vent for the overall home?

Reply:
It sounds like you have a general idea about drainage and venting.
A correct bathtub install is a major task for a novice plumber. There's quite a bit involved concerning following electrical and plumbing codes.
Hire a professional for the rough work and help out on the finished work end of the remodel.
Good Luck & Happy Holidays. e-plumber


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