Re: Installing new cast iron tub (Kohler Villager)
Posted by Terry Love on April 16, 2004 at 20:20:24:
In response to Re: Installing new cast iron tub (Kohler Villager)

: I am moving at the pace of a snail, uphill.

: It is getting time to put the tub in. One of the books I have suggests covering the floor under the tub with thinset. I don't see any mention of that in the Kohler Villager tub installation guide. Is there a reason for the thinset?

: Also it calls for metal shims, where do I get those?

: One last thing. I bought a 2" PVC trap, but looking at the install guide it looks like they suggest a threaded trap like on my kitchen sink...which would make sense for easy clean out or replacement. Should I bag my glue in place trap?

: thanks,
: rob

Most installs with the Kohler Villager are done by nailing a 2x4 on the back wall, dropping the tub on it and shimming the front apron to remove the rocking.
You start by finding the high point on the floor at the front, measure for the stringer height, and make sure that is level.
If it is set right, you will just need to shim the compensate for the lowest spot in front.

Tub drains can be installed a few ways.
Most of the time, it is a solvent weld p-trap that is used.
W&O's tend to be plastic these days too.

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