We’ve delivered Larch timbers for our hot tubs and started to manufacture few of them now.
While we are test fitting few tubs, we would like to explain a little bit what’s involved in our tub assembly.
Step 1: Assemble tub floor
Depending on the size of the tub – tub floors supplied are in 2, 3 or 4 parts for easy transportation:
All that needs to be done is to connect all parts together and screw supplied joists in to place (marked on the tub floor for you):
Note: Depending on tub size, there maybe only two joists instead of three.
Step 2: Attach staves on to the tub floor
Once your tub is test fitted, we will mark all the staves 1, 2, 3, 4 and son on. This makes it very easy for you – all you have to do is to follow the sequence:
Continue with inserting staves until all the staves are in place:
The last stave (we call it filler stave) is pre-made for you and needs to be placed with the small V – moving two neighboring staves on an angle and using rubber mallet get them attached to the floor:
Since Larch is harder than Cedar you will always have some staves somewhat separated at the top:
This will be resolved once you put stainless steel rings and tighten them up.
Step 3: Tighten bottom and top rings
Go around the tub and mark 70mm on every 5th or 6th stave (this is the distance where the ring will sit on):
While tightening the ring, go around and make sure that the ring is evenly sits at 70mm on the tub staves:
Note: Tighten bottom ring as much as you can. Since it is against the tub floor, it needs to be as tight as you can turn the nut until you cannot move it any more.
Before placing the top ring – use car ratchet-strap to tighten top staves. This would make it easier to insert top band and tighten it up:
Measure 150mm distance from the top of every 5th or 6th stave (this is where top ring will sit on):
Step 4: Assemble benches
This step is the same as with Cedar Tub… all you have to do is position bench supports and step down where they have to be:
And that’s it – tub is done!
Now, all you need is to plumb it up, fill it with water, jump in and enjoy your tub. Call us on 0425 230 785 for more information.