Remodeling a bathroom brings it up to date, increases style and adds value to your home. One benefit when doing all the work yourself is that you can design a shower layout to suit your needs and tastes. The hardest part is installation diagram of new cold and hot water lines hitting at their current locations. Planning during the framing phase simplifies the plumbing assembly process.
- Locate the water shutoff valves to supply the bathroom with hot and cold water and turn them off. Verify that the water has been turned off by turning on a key that is supplied by the shut-off valves. If there are no shut-off valves, turn off the main water supply to the house.
- Make holes large enough to pass the copper pipe through the post structure. Locate the holes sufficiently from the inside edge of the studs for drywall screws will not penetrate the water lines.
- Cut the existing copper water lines after the shut-off valve and weld in new copper connections. Welding in connections and pipes until reaching the wall that will house the installation of the shower. The hot water, power line will come towards the appliance on the left. The cold water line will come from the right.
- Determine what the final height of the device will be. This information must be described in the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. Install two-by-six blocking between the posts, at this height. The shower attachment will be mounted to this later.
- Apply Teflon tape to the threaded adapters and screw into the shower lamp. There must be four adapters: two for the line feed water, one for the shower head and one for the cock of the bathtub. Make the final connections to the shower lamp with copper tubing and connectors.
- Weld the lamp tube to the head of the shower, then weld the tubing to the cock of the tub. These dimensions are provided in the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Attach the shower attachment to the two-by-six lock with copper strips.