How to assemble a shower cabin?
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Shower cabins today are represented in a huge range, so even the most skilled master cannot definitively understand the modern system. But to assemble the shower cabin with your own hands is a completely simple task, which is possible not only for the master, but also for the ordinary owner. Let's take a look at how to assemble the shower stall yourself.
If you purchased an expensive shower stall of a popular manufacturer, then its installation will cost you a tidy sum. Self-assembly and installation is an ideal option for the economical modern owners. Domestic apartments have a very limited space in the bathroom, so an excellent option is to buy a corner shower. The designs of all the shower cabins are similar. Their constituent parts are:
- upper dome;
- sliding doors;
- back panel and side walls;
- vertical racks;
- door guides.
To properly collect this design, you will need to have in your arsenal a set of certain tools and accessories:
- electric drill;
- Screwdriver Set;
- adjustable wrench;
- silicone colorless sealant;
- builder gun;
- tow or fum-tape.
It is necessary to take into account that before the installation process you need to buy additional nuts, washers, a sharp knife, screws and gloves. It is preferable to collect a shower cabin together, so before starting work ask someone from relatives to help you.
Assembling a shower cabin
It is more expedient to divide the process of correctly assembling a shower cabin into two stages.
- Preassemble and disassemble the cab in a spacious room without using a sealant. This is necessary in order to verify and reliably verify that all parts are in place and of good quality. You need to drill holes in certain places and replace poor-quality parts. After this process is complete, it will be easy for you to assemble the shower stall in the bathroom.
- Reassemble the shower cabin already in its place of operation.During the preliminary and final assembly, the same manipulations are performed, so it is not advisable to describe them separately.
The installation process begins with a pallet, which must be assembled in close proximity to the place of permanent operation of the shower cabin.
Before starting the installation of the pallet, it is necessary to assemble the cavity with a system for draining water using flexible hoses. Not far from the outlet in the sewer should be located drain hole shower.
At first the pallet is put on legs. Before mounting, be sure to wear gloves, as you can inadvertently drive a splinter from fiberglass into your hand. Take the longest studs and fix them very carefully in the places indicated in the instructions. Then screw the nuts into their surface, throw in the washers and put on the metal supports of the frame in a crosswise manner.
On the shortest leg, locate the nut, which is welded and fix the main leg on it, which is located in the center. Tighten it and put on the washer, which should then be screwed all the way. After that, do not forget to tighten another nut, which will serve as a stopper for the legs.The next step is to pull the frame using screws to the bars of wood. Usually they are filled with plastic in the pan. After that, the remaining fasteners are finally tightened.
The next step is to install the legs under the level, and fix them with the control nuts, do not forget to place the fasteners for the screen under the legs. Then the foot valve is mounted and the siphon is fixed.
The next step towards solving a problem related to how to assemble a shower cabin is fixing a fence made of glass and panels. Carefully inspect the surface of the glass and determine where the top is in it and where is the bottom (usually in the upper part there are more holes). Correctly determine the guides: the top should be wider, and the bottom one should be thinner and have figured cuts. Then the glass is fixed inside the special grooves in the guides, smearing, first the walls with a sealant and tightening the screw on the foot. The guides are connected using screws with racks (bottom and top), fasten the seal on the glass. The sealant is applied to the pallet below the guide, after which the glass is finally fixed.
The final stage of the installation process will be to check the operation of electrical devices such as radio, lighting and ventilation. After that, you need to leave the cab for a while, so that the sealant finally hardens.
Now we install pre-prepared and assembled glass doors. Fix the upper and lower rollers, put on seals and adjust them with the help of upper slides. The main thing is to close the doors of doors. The screws, which should fasten the engines, are hidden under special plugs.
Now, when you almost know how to assemble a shower cabin, a roof (upper dome) is installed. On it is fixed a shower for a shower with a sufficiently long hose, a fan, a speaker and a backlight.
Fasten all the necessary internal fittings (shelves, handles, mirror). Install the booth on the place in which it will reside, and check whether it is stable there. To do this, you need to climb inside and walk a little there. Also check the operation of all communications: hot and cold water, sewage and electricity.
It is necessary to take care not to stain with silicone the grooves, which are located in the pan and are designed to drain water.With the help of the smallest self-tapping screws, the side panels are attached to the pallet (they are attached to special holes in the pallet), and the joints are covered with silicone. After that, we fix the back part of the panel with screws and seal the joints with silicone. Here is 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 it is impossible to clamp all screws at the same time, as it is necessary to leave a small compartment for adjustment, since the holes do not always completely coincide. All actions must be done very carefully, as the metal used for the manufacture of the cabin is very fragile.
Assembling a shower cabin is not a difficult matter, it is only important to be as careful and attentive as possible. If you want to deepen your knowledge of how to assemble a shower stall, the video, which is full on the Internet, will help you.