How to assemble the shower?
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Shower cabins today are presented in a hugeassortment, therefore even the most skilled master can not definitively understand the modern system. But to assemble the shower enclosure with your own hands is a very simple task that can be applied not only to the master, but also to the ordinary owner. Let's see how to assemble the shower yourself.
Component parts of the cabin
If you bought an expensive shower cabinpopular manufacturer, then its installation will cost you a tidy sum. Self-assembly and installation - ideal for economical modern owners. Domestic apartments have very limited space in the bathroom, so a great option is to buy a corner shower. The designs of all shower cubicles are similar to each other. Their constituent parts are:
- the upper dome;
- sliding doors;
- back panel and side walls;
- vertical racks;
- guides for doors.
To properly collect a similar design, you will need to have in your arsenal a set of specific tools and accessories:
- electric drill;
- Screwdriver Set;
- adjustable wrench;
- silicone colorless sealant;
- a construction pistol;
- tow or fum-tape.
It is necessary to take into account that before the processinstallation you need to buy additional nuts, washers, sharp knives, screws and gloves. It is preferable to collect the shower unit alone, so before you start work, ask someone from the family to help you.
Assembling a shower cubicle
It is more appropriate to divide the process of how to properly assemble the shower enclosure in two stages.
- Pre-assemble and disassemble the cab inA spacious room, without using a sealant. This is necessary in order to verify and reliably verify that all the parts are in place and have the proper quality. You need to drill holes in certain places and replace substandard parts. After the end of this process, it will be easy for you to assemble the shower in the bathroom.
- Re-assemble the shower in the place of its use. In the preliminary and final assembly, the same manipulations are performed, so it is not advisable to describe them separately.
The installation process starts with a pallet, which must be collected in close proximity to the permanent work area of the shower cubicle.
Before you begin installing the pallet, you needcollect the cavity with a water drainage system using flexible hoses. Near the outlet to the sewer should be located a drain hole shower.
First the pallet is put on the legs. Before installation, it is necessary to put on gloves, because you can accidentally drive a splinter from the fiberglass into your hand. Take the longest studs and very carefully lock them into the places indicated by the instruction. Then screw into their surface nuts, cover the washers and put the metal frame supports in a cruciform way.
On the shortest support, find the nut thatis welded and fix on it the basic leg which is on the center. Twist it and put on the washer, which should then be screwed to the stop. After that, do not forget to tighten one more nut that will serve as a stopper for the stem. The next stage will be pulling the frame using self-tapping screws to wood bars. They are usually filled with plastic in a pallet. After that, the other fastenings are finally tightened.
The next step will be installing the legs under the level, and fixing them with control nuts, do not forget to place the fastener under the feet. Then the bottom valve is mounted and the siphon is fixed.
The next step on the way to solving the problemrelated to how to assemble a shower enclosure is fixing a fence of glass and panels. Carefully inspect the surface of the glass and determine where it is in the top, and where the bottom (usually in the upper part more holes). Correctly determine the guides: the top should be wider, and the lower one - thinner and have curved cutouts. Then the glass is fixed inside the special grooves in the guides, greasing, first the walls with a sealant and tightening the screw on the foot. The guides are connected by means of screws with posts (from below and from above), on the glass, fix the seal. The sealant is applied to the pallet from below under the guide, after which the glass is finally fixed.
The final stage of the installation process will becheck the operation of electrical devices such as radio, lighting and ventilation. After this, leave the cabin for a while, so that the sealant finally hardens.
Now we establish pre-prepared andassembled glass doors. We fix the lower and upper rollers, we put on the seals and adjust them with the help of the upper engines. The main thing is that the doors are tightly closed. Screws, which must secure the engines, are hidden under special plugs.
Now that you almost know how to assemblea shower cabin, a roof (the upper dome) is installed. It fixes a shower head with a sufficiently long hose, a fan, a speaker and a backlight.
Secure all necessary internal fittings(shelves, pens, mirrors). Install the booth in the place where it will be permanently located, and check whether it is stable there. To do this, it is necessary to climb inside and look a bit there. Also check the operation of all communications: cold and hot water, sewerage and electricity.
It is necessary to ensure thatsilicone soak the grooves, which are located in the pan and are intended for the flow of water. With the help of the smallest screws, the side panels (attached to special holes in the pallet) are attached to the pallet, and the junctions are covered with silicone. After that, fix the self-tapping screws on the back of the panel and seal the joints with silicone. That's almost all the work that will have to be done by those owners who want to learn how to assemble a shower cabin, the instruction does not always help in this matter.
It is very important to remember that clamping simultaneouslyall screws can not be used, as it is necessary to leave a small compartment for adjustment, since not always the holes completely coincide. All the actions must be done very carefully, because the metal used to make the cabin is very fragile.
To collect a shower is not a difficult matter, it is importantonly be as accurate and attentive as possible. If you want to deepen your knowledge of how to collect a shower, videos that are full on the Internet will help you.