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Old 02-04-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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I'm working on installing a new tub in my bathroom. The one i took out was the same size as the one I'm replacing it with. going from cast to fiberglass in the renovation. I have run into a slight problem with the drain lining up with the new tub and i'm looking for suggestions.

As you will see in the pics the shoe is about 14" on center from the studs. and per my measurements and the instructions i need to to be 15" on center. any suggestions on the easiest way to make up this inch?



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Thanks in advance for the info... I am hoping not to have to cut the pipe and solder it shorter. i don't know if you can see in the poor quality photo but its quite close to the floor joist and there is plaster and lath right below.

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You will be best served to replace the old drain set--they are not soldered in usually--typically the drain set uses a compression fitting.

The come in brass---PVC slip fittings and PVC glued (solvent weld)

Get a look at the attachment of the drain set and let us know how it's held in---
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I see where it screws in but that just lets me adjust it up or down i need to go left 1 inch. I didnt know if an inch needs to be cut out in between the 2 elbows. looks soldered...
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Some cutting may be needed---I would cut out the entire P-trap--then using a rubber Fernco 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" boot---change to PVC --I don't know if you have a way to cut the pipe and screw in the rubber fitting---

Most of the plumbers check in about now--so be patient---someone might have a magic bullet--Mike----
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Your biggest issue is that you have an oddball, jobsite fabricated trap.
You need to shorten the drain to the left of the trap. Typically this is done by cutting the pipe and soldering a coupling in after you shorten it the inch you need.

While you're in there I'd replace all the gaskets in the compression nuts- they might start leaking at anytime
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Thanks everyone for your input. I'll be pulling a section of the sub floor up today and doing exactly what E has advised me of. Thanks again.

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