The bathroom of any apartment or house can become not only a place where you brush your teeth and wash your face, but also a room where you can relax and unwind. To do this, you need to think about decorating it: suspended ceilings can be a practical solution, thanks to which you can not worry that you will be flooded by the upper neighbors.
Very popular in our time began to use showers. How to prepare a room for their installation? Let’s look at all the steps in order.
Learn the installation diagram
First you need to prepare a conclusion of cold and hot water, do not forget about the drain and the electric cable. The cable must be laid in strict accordance with the installation diagram provided by the seller. Carefully study it and follow all the recommendations. If you do not attach importance to the dimensions, then the pipe outlets may not fit, as they will abut the stiffeners or other fittings of the shower cabin. In this case, it will not be physically possible to install the shower cabin close to the wall.
If for some reason you cannot fulfill the height of the drain pipes indicated in the diagram, then you can build a podium at the installation site. Its height must correspond to the fact that the distance from the center of the drain pipe to the surface of the podium is not greater than the value specified in the installation diagram.
Features of the construction of the podium
If a podium is made for a shower or bath, then all the distances indicated in the installation diagram (to cold and hot water and drain points) should be calculated from the surface of the podium. Its surface should not contain protrusions and depressions, moreover, it is best to cover it with tiles. The shower cabin weighs no less than a centner, so it is unlikely to be able to move it with a cement screed.
Since the shower cabin is not assembled in the position in which it will be operated (it cannot be assembled against the wall), for its installation it is necessary to take care of sufficient free space of the room (the distance to the wall should be at least 50 centimeters).
For maintenance and installation of a sanitary product, in accordance with the requirements of the manufacturer, it is not allowed to place any objects or equipment (switches, sockets or lamps), as well as protruding structures closer than 60 centimeters from the dimensions of the product. Therefore, all interference that does not satisfy these requirements should be removed. And the distance from the shower to the ceiling should be more than 20 centimeters.
At the installation site of the sanitary ware, all pipes must be removed to the floor or walls. In the bathroom, grounding must be installed, as well as a device for protective shutdown, the breaking current of which is 30 mA. The electrician must pull out the electric cable or socket in accordance with the dimensions indicated in the installation diagram. The cable should protrude two meters from the wall. The international standard regulates the number of cores in the cable – there should be three. Moreover, blue should be responsible for zero, black or brown for the phase, and green – for the earth. The wiring diagram will report the cross-section of the wire. The cable is wound on a personal protective equipment 25 A or 16 A, which should be separate.
Make sure the water supply system is equipped with pressure reducers and filters for fine cleaning. The gearboxes must provide a water pressure in the entire system of no more than 4-5 atmospheres, which will protect you from pressure surges that lead to hose breakdowns. In addition, the gearboxes equalize the pressure of hot and cold water, which allows for optimal mixing. Do not forget that the maximum temperature of hot water should be 60 degrees.
The modern interior design of the bathroom can be complemented by a practical shower. We reviewed tips on, how to prepare a bathroom to install it. By listening to them, you can significantly reduce the installation time of the shower cabin and increase the comfort of its use.