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Fitting A Shower In Your Home Using A Kit

Mar 16, 2008
f you visit Lowes or Home Improvement Depot, you can buy the kits for installing a new shower. New showers enhance the bathrooms appearance and improve the equity of your home.

First, purchase the materials and/or shower kit. A shower kit may cost around $400. The kit should include shower flooring, shower walls, and/or doors. It should also include showerheads and faucet.

You will need your own tools, since the kit may not have the tools included. The tools needed are 3/8 or 1/2 inch PVC Pipe, Purple Primer, CPVC Cement, Philips Screwdriver, tubing cutter, liquid nails, and Silicon Sealant. Read the tools needed on the kit to make sure you have all the required tools.

Before you begin, shut off the water throughout the home. There is usually a water main somewhere outside the home.

Starting with the floor, make sure the surface is level before beginning installation. Make sure a drain hole is visible.

It is important to install the flooring first. You may also need to run plumbing if it is not apparent that any plumbing exists. Make sure you set the flooring down at an angle such that it matches the drain hole before installing. Next, you can follow the instructions to setup the shower walls and proceed to installing the showerheads.

After the walls and showerhead are installed, install the faucets and door.

The installation of showers is more time consuming than complicated. For the most part, it takes one or two days to install the shower properly. It is important to check for leaks during different stages of the installation and especially before completion of the shower kit.

When you begin using your new shower, make sure you wash it down each time the shower is used. This will help keep it clean and fresh.

If you have a bathtub and shower, you may want to check out the kits at Lowes or other home improvement stores, since deals are available. Bathtubs are a bit more complex to install, since it includes weight. (If you are installing a new bathtub, you might want to ask your buddies to give you a hand.)

Do-it-yourself home improvement heightens your self-esteem, confidence and the value of your home. Kits simplify the improvement task, since the kits provide systematic instructions that leave out the constructions provided by contractors. The kits are cost-effective.

It is also wise to check with your local City Hall to find out if you need a permit for installing showers. A few states want homeowners to purchase a building permit for about $25 before improving the home. If you fail to purchase a required permit, you may be facing fines.
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