Installing a Free Standing Copper Bathtub
CAUTION: Risk of personal injury. Copper bath tubs are extremely heavy. Obtain sufficient help to carefully lift or move the bath tub.
CAUTION: Risk of property damage. Make sure that a watertight seal exists on all bath drain connections.
- It is strongly recommended that installation of bathtubs are performed by a professional plumber.
- Observe all local plumbing and building codes.
- Unpack and inspect the tub for damage. Place on throw rug or other rotective floor covering to prevent damage to the bath or floor.
- Make sure the flooring offers adequate support for your tub, and verify that the sub floor is flat and level.
- Ensure proper access to the final plumbing connections.
- For tub protection, position a clean drop cloth or similar material in the bottom of the tub.
- Be careful not to scratch the surface of the tub.
- Place the tub onto an adequately supported level sub floor.
- Install the finished flooring and wall materials.
- Install the drain to the bath according to the drain manufacturer’s instructions. DO NOT connect the trap at this time.
- With help, carefully move the tub into place.
- Provide access to all plumbing connections to simplify future maintenance.
- Insert the drain tailpiece into the trap.
- Connect the trap to the drain according to the drain’s installation instructions
- Install the faucet valving according to the faucet manufacturer’s instructions.
- Open the hot and cold water supplies and check all connections for leaks.
- Fill the tub to the overflow and check for leaks.
CAUTION: When cleaning up after installations, DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS, as they may scratch and change the tub surface. Use warm water, a soft cloth and a non-abrasive soap (such as dish soap) to clean the surface. Refer to the Care and Maintenance Instructions for further information.