Bathtubs | Baths
Bathtubs, also known as baths and tubs, are bathroom fixtures with the purpose of holding water for bathing. Commonly made with ceramic, porcelain enameled cast iron, cast acrylic, or fiberglass-reinforced polyester, baths can be used pragmatically for general washing or for a relaxing full-body soak at the end of a long work day. Modern bathtubs come in a range of styles and functional designs based on bathroom layouts, space requirements, and user preferences. Standard variations of bathtub forms include freestanding, alcove, undermounted, drop-in, corner, whirlpool, and walk-in.
Although bathtubs come in various shapes and sizes, the standard or commonly seen bathtub is able to hold around 80 gallons (302 liters) of water. A bath uses between 35-50 gallons (132-189 liters) of water.
To remove a bathtub, turn off the water to the bathroom. Using a wrench, disconnect the tub drain while locating the pipes and loosening the connections and/or joints. Slowly pry the tub from the wall, making way from one end to the other. Pulling the tub out is the next step and is typically completed with the help of another person.
To unclog a bathroom drain, remove both the strainer or stopper located over the drain and clean any gunk off either. A drain claw or stick can be inserted down the drain, hooking onto any hair or soap that has clogged the drain. Once this process is complete, test the water. Baking soda and boiling hot water can often instantly unclog the drain when poured directly down it.