HOW TO INSTALL A SHOWER BASE A-Z

HOW TO INSTALL A SHOWER BASE A-Z


Yes is this a recording? Hello my friends, Bahiano here with Bahiano Reno, in this
video we’re gonna show you how to install a shower base from the start, from zero to finish. like you guys can see here this is a hardwood floor, so we’re just gonna cut and remove the hardwood floor. and than set up the shower base, let’s work. Let’s keep it short nice and clean. This is the shower base right there, it is good size, 38″x 38″ and I gonna cut the hardwood floor here to remove whatever is on the floor and we go from
there, this a old Makita. We just gonna setup the depth, just to cut the floor, that way we
don’t cut anything else, and then once we cut this hardwood floor we’re just gonna
remove it. We could install it right on top of the hardwood floor, but we just want to remove it. We might need a few pieces of this wood to fill in some spaces on this house and this is a old one, probably would be very hard to find. And a Skilsaw doesn’t go all the way to
the corner so I just can use this one to go to the end. I don’t have a bigger hole saw, I’m just
gonna make a hole with this one and then I will cut a little bit big with the Sawzall. This is the drain. Hey guys this is just a basic drain, no much to it, just buy or pick up separated. It doesn’t come with the shower base, we have one rubber gasket and one paper gasket and the ring to tight it up, so nice
and simple the way it goes. Put the rubber and then I put the
paper gasket that way it doesn’t get to shift. I will show
you guys just gonna use some silicone caulk just to have the extra
protection right there. Because very much the chance of leaking is just between this part and the shower itself, so I just want the extra
protection, don’t be afraid to put a good amount of silicone in
there or some appropriated sealer, that way is safe. If we go over, just clean it up, I just gonna use some alcohol and paper to clean the excess. Like you guys can see, not all the
time this part is straight some of the shower they come they are nice and
straight you put the seal it seals and doesn’t leak, but in this case, is not the
case of this one. Then I’m gonna put this gasket like I
said, I just gonna put a little bit extra here, because it is just to make sure, it’s
gonna be sealed, no leak, because we’d be like after we install it, if you have a leak,
it is like so much headache, that you guys cannot think of. This is the rubber gasket and then we
have the paper one, the paper just prevent this one from shift when you tighten it
up, this is the tighten up ring. What I do, I just tighten up as much as I can
with the hand and, if you think that it’s not tight enough we can use one this wrench, it is just nice piece to have. You guys can do like this, you can just
hold it with one pliers, like you hold this part that way it doesn’t move. You just hold the pipe and then you’re
gonna tighten up the ring real tight. The silicone is just popping up in there, if
you have doubt, or still concern about leaking you still can add a bit more in
there. It’s not real necessary but it’s good idea, if you are concern. I gonna
show you the other side of the drain, the drain is on place, I will show you guys in there, you can see the silicone right there, see just to show you guys. Then I’m
just gonna clean that up, it just have be done pretty much right away, just gonna get it cleaned up. I do not like to touch the silicone with my bare hand, so we have all in there, like you guys can see, it is good to have some spray alcohol, but what I have here is this guys. Yes they just have some alcohol in it, hand sanitize and sometimes this works very good I gonna clean the excess that we have and
make sure it is nice and clean. You can see this, once you put the
alcohol nice clean and smooth, just do it right away. Okay, this should work very
good, I have done the drain like this way many times and I had no problems with leaking, we should be good put this baby on it’s place. Next we’re gonna set up the drain down stairs. Hello guys we’re just here, under neat the
shower that we are installing upstairs. There is the hole for the shower base and we have the pipe coming from there, the main pipe, so I’m gonna set these stuff up. The main pipe for the drain, so there is
we have the end of the pipe to connect to it. You guys can see where is the pipe is,
that we’re gonna connect it to. So I just gonna put and set up a
piece of pipe in there. I just cut small piece of pipe, it goes up there. In this case I just want this trap to be very
close to the joists that way we have a slope, so I put it very tight.
We have the trap, this is a solid strap I like it better than the the
one that are screw on, because sometime the one that is screw on leaks and
this one you we use contact cement and is sure not to leak, the reason that I want it to be tight up there, because I want a nice slope. Right now I’m
gonna use an elbow, I just gonna put it up. Let me get the step horse. Okay I’m just gonna set up my elbow
right there, so I have it set up, now I’m gonna take my measurement so I’m gonna
put the tape right like you guys can see here now you guys can see here like the end of
the pipe in here we just need. I gonna make it 53 inches, so like you guys can see I have the pipe a little bit bigger from both ends that way
it will fit in, so have it 53 inches, I have this saw in here, but I have a electric saw but, if you don’t have a electric saw. I just gonna show you how to cut the pipe. You can see got this out of the garden, this is a soft pipe, I’m just gonna measure it right there I have my 53″,
You can see, right there 53 inches and I remove the tape and hold this guy tight and go for it. pretty much any saw would do it, this is a soft nice stuff to work with. it ABS pipe. This is like you see when you cut is a
little bit rough in there this is important to get it clean, other wise things
start to get stuck on it like hairs and then cause a hairball, so it just
don’t have to be something too crazy, you can use like a sandpaper or you can just
use a knife or something to just to clean it I just make sure I keep this nice and
clean. It is very important that we do pretty
much all the pre-fitting, before we go ahead and start gluing everything together, we just need to check it. There is my elbow, right in. Pretty much we have a good fit and you
guys can see, once you look at the pipe, you’ll see there’s slope, you can look
there you see the slope on the pipe, the pipe is sloping down that way and
then you can see the other pipe who come across else is sloping down to the
main pipe. Here is nothing fancy. Just do it and we’re good to go. Yes okay,
right now we just got everything cut to the size, we have a some ABS
cement, here we have some ABS glue, so I’m just gonna put on the other side of
this pipe, I put a lot of it gonna look a little bit mess but important is that it is sealed, nice and good right all the way up, that part is in. In both sides we did, and just put it on the outside of the pipe, sometimes when you put it inside the pipe you could have some residue from the glue and it would mess up the inside
of the pipe and it will start to accumulated stuff, all what I’m trying to do here is just
to keep the inside of the pipe as clean as possible, what I do I just put the
glue on the outside of it, don’t put on the inside that way I just want to keep it
clean, I just wants to make sure the water gonna run right through the pipe. I’m just used some abs cement just standard stuff, nothing special, pretty
much in any supplier you can find it, and it’s good idea to to wear gloves when you do
it. Yeah it’s good idea to use a glove
because this is a little bit harm for your hands and got really stuck and if you have to do a lot, just wear a working clothes or older clothes, this thing would get stuck on the clothes and it’s very hard to come out. And the other thing is, once you have it all set up, just cut the pipe pre-fit them. Once you have all the pipe pre-fit and you start to use the cement just go a little bit fast because if you
take a little bit too long to connect it, you might have to move the join a little bit and this cement dry very fast, or set fast, so do not wait too long to to
connect all the pipes, this is why it’s very important to pre-cut, pre-fit
everything and then use a contact cement. We are back upstairs to show you guys that we use self-drilling screws in here that way it would not crack or damage they the side
of the shower, all right so this goes nice and easy and what if you don’t have a
self-drilling screws, you just get a small drill bit make a little hole and I just put the regular screws in, but if you have a self-drilling you don’t need to do that, so
here is how it goes like you guys can see, the drywall is there and suppose this is a tile, once put the tile, we don’t have tile here right now.
The tile would go straight down on top of the shower base like that, so we don’t
have any tile on site so I am just showing use this piece of wood in there but this
is what gonna happen, you can see how the drywall sits in there right on top of this part of the shower.
We just done the piping, we’re gonna test this shower base. We’re gonna do the drywall
repair here this side is still gonna do it, and then we go from there.
Yes we’re just gonna fill this with water, we’re just gonna cover
the drain with a tape and then we’re just gonna fill this the shower base
with water and let it sit for a day or two and check to see, whether it is leaking or not and if we need to do something else, but usually the way we
done here, we never had a problem, but we never know, all the time even though we
have to test it, to make sure it’s good. The cement that we use their usually just
give like 2-3 hours and these are good to test it, but we’re just gonna
give it a little bit more time, to make sure it is good. Yes else we have the video
how to install the shower faucet, where we’ll show you how to install, the faucet or water diverter, and we have a video on that, if you are doing a shower, that would be very helpful. Yes once we doing that tile, we’re
gonna have a video that coming up to you guys can see how it is done and this
is very easy, by the end you’ll be able to do a full shower all by yourself.
If you have any question just put on the comments and we’ll be here to help you
guys out, no problem, and thank you for your support thank you
for watching this video, and keep your eye open, we have some more great content coming up.
this is part of the half-duplex Reno and you can watch that one else and you can
watch the progress video, and if you want to keep hundred percent informed please just subscribe and we’ll be right there. Thank you guys I love you, and a great
support that you guys are giving us, thank you very much, see you in the next video. Yes my friends, this how my shower turned out you can see, after tiling and everything else, we
have installed a door in there, everything is running good, and this is the final result, so after we finished, we already had that place rented for bit, so I just need to go over and do a little bit cleaning, and rent it again.

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