How to Install a Whirlpool Tub

Transform a small bathroom into a luxurious, relaxing spa with a whirlpool tub – without enlarging the tub opening.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Jigsaw
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Sledgehammer
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Soldering torch
  • Tube cutter

Drop cloth

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 60” long whirlpool tub
  • Anti-scald valve
  • Ball valve shutoffs
  • 1/2” copper tube
  • Plastic waste line
  • Solder and flux
  • Mortar mix
  • GFCI outlet
  • 14/2 electrical wire
  • #8 copper ground wire
  • 2 - 1 x 3 x 8
  • 1 1/4” wafer head screws or roofing nails