Taking into account the material from which the bath is made, a variant of its installation is selected. The installation of the legs is characterized by some features when they are attached to a cast-iron bath.
Cast-iron bath has a low thermal conductivity, strength, good sound insulation.
Principles of installation
The installation of a cast-iron bath clearly in the horizontal direction is the first priority. Horizontal makes sense to reconcile on its border from above. You can not allow the slightest deviation to either side. That necessary amount of slope, which is required for unhindered drain of the liquid, is already laid by the construction manufacturer.
The device of a cast-iron bath.
Cast-iron bath in the classical version is usually put on 4 legs, rigidly fixed on the body. The feet can be fixed by means of tie-down bolts or metal wedges. Both types of fasteners must be provided and provided along with the sanitary ware. The design of the bath can be able to adjust the length of the legs or not have it.
Often, the fastening bolts serve as support elements for the supports. It is important to note that the strength of the anchorage is completely related to how well the connection of the walls of the bath to its supports is performed. For example, when the two parts to be joined are in the form of a wedge, during a tight tightening of the bolt, they can move relative to each other over an appreciable distance. And this can lead to the emergence of voids in the locations of the reference points.
When installing a bath on an aligned base, it is possible to fit unregulated legs, cutting them slightly. And through the subsequent grinding get the desired length.
When installing the legs on a cast iron bath it is also important to pay attention to the degree of density of the base in the room. When installing the bath on the floor is small and medium hard for each support to insert special steel liners. Aluminum in this situation is excluded due to its usual softness. Each liner thickness should be at least 0.5 cm, and in d - not less than 5.0 cm.
List of tools and materials
- cement mortar or self-leveling mixture;
- tiles (at the discretion of the owners);
- gaskets made of rubber;
- adjustment screw;
- level builder.
Scheme of installation of the legs of the bath.
Prepare a place for the installation of the bath in advance. For this purpose, the floor is leveled with a special leveling compound or a cement screed is arranged. After that the floor is covered with floor tiles with increased rigidity. After laying the tiles for a while waiting for the coating to become stronger.
The next time before installing the legs - the installation of tiles on the walls. Laying it possible on the entire surface of the wall up to the ceiling, laying can be performed only to the level at which the bath ends. When choosing the first option, bath replacement will be made easier. The second way of laying the tile also has its positive sides. For example, minimizes the likelihood of leakage between the surface of the wall and the bath.
Before you put a bath in the room, you need to build communications in it, connect the mixer and equip the riser outlet of the sewage system.
After observing all the organizational moments, the bath is put inside and put on its end. From the bottom and up to the wall leave a gap of at least 70 cm.
Then mark the level at which the bath will seat. When installing the product it is important to provide several nuances. If the room does not shine with large dimensions and sufficient size of the doorway, then it is advisable to take out and bring the product only in a vertical position. And during preparation, you need to protect the floor with a dense layer of soft tissue, so as to exclude its possible damage.
Mount the siphon.
Installation of the siphon is another time. The drain hole is fitted with rubber gaskets that provide the protection function. The hydraulic seal siphon is attached to the gasket rings. The installation of the overflow connected to the corresponding pipe is another point.
When purchasing a siphon, you should prefer the one that is equipped not with a plastic grill, but made of metal. The plastic grilles are too soft and, when tightening the screw under the clamp, they bend, forming a leak.
Installation at the cast-iron bath legs - one of the most critical stages. The first 2 supports should be installed very qualitatively. When the legs are fastened by means of wedges, then the plugging of the latter is performed in several passes. From time to time the process is accompanied by periodic tapping from the middle to the ends of the bath.
If the supports are fastened with tightening bolts, then such an installation may not be accompanied by a tapping. It is not excluded and such that the legs in the kit have some degree of factory marriage. Outwardly it is a small influx of metal in the landing. It is possible to get rid of similar unevenness by using a grinding machine.
Immediately before the installation of the legs, each is supplemented with a specialized adjusting screw provided with a fixing nut. It is important to note that the nut is located below the support in any situation.
Turning the bath in the standard position and setting it on the legs is another step. By this time, only 2 legs have been mounted. To add additional stability to the position for the period of installation activities, the bath is fixed to a stable and reliable support with a length of at least 60 cm. Additional insurance is not excluded.
Then fix the other two legs and level the bath surface, focusing on the parameters of the horizontal level.
Nuances of installation
When the set provides for the presence of adjustable supports, the alignment is performed by means of the screws themselves. For what they screw and twist until the desired length, and then firmly tighten the fixing nuts.
Since they deal with the structure of increased rigidity, the alignment is carried out only on one side - the end and sides, which are more visible due to the tight abutment to the wall.
To set the required level of location use the ordinary level of the builder 50 cm. It is laid on the central part and on the side where it will be leveled. After completion of the adjustment manipulations, the product must be positioned exactly at the pre-marked location, leaving a gap from the wall of the order of 1 mm.
If the legs are not suitable for their decorative qualities, they can always be replaced by other supports, which can be easily found in the specialized department of the sanitary ware shop. If you have certain skills, the legs can be made by yourself. Not always they provide one single support function, due to them also it turns out to give the bathroom a certain aesthetics.
More often as a material for the manufacture of stand legs (mainly imitating lion's paws) are chosen bronze. In some cases, they are decorated with floral patterns. The cast iron product on the original legs supports perfectly in different directions of design - both in modern, and in classical or antique.
A significant role in the purchase of legs is played by a competent selection of height for them, which will make the construction most convenient for use.