Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 27
Share |
Default

Bathtub drain replacement


I have a fitted bath/shower, no access panel to the drain. The visible flange on the drain is corroded and unsightly. I had a plumber out to my house for a leak elsewhere, and asked him if he could replace the drain. He said no, it was not possible, because without cutting a hole in my kitchen ceiling, he could not guarantee that the shoe fitting would not drop and he would be unable to screw in the new drain and stopper assembly.

Question -- was he full of it? It seems to me that if this were a common problem, someone would have invented a handy tool which would allow the shoe fitting to be held close while the new drain was installed. If they haven't then maybe this is an opportunity for someone.

ex-Khobar Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 04:17 AM   #2
Man of many hats
 
wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 496
Default

Bathtub drain replacement


What he may have been worried about is if the shoe actually were to become disconnected from the sanitary tee. Yes, you can remove the old drain using a castle wrench (available from your hardware store for about $15) but, you do take the risk that if the shoe is corroded as well, or not tightly fitted, it might come loose from the tee and then you have a problem. I have run into some drains that have corroded and become seized to the tub itself and have to be 'tapped out' or even cut with a sawzall. Not a problem for me, because the tub and drain is coming out anyway. In your case, it sounds like if you encounter this problem you'll have to cut an access hole in your kitchen ceiling to repair the drain.
Attached Images
 

__________________
Man of many hats
wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathtub Drain -- Without Overflow Waste Trap sabinh Plumbing 6 02-15-2010 10:24 AM
Bathtub drain - subgrade jdeters79 Plumbing 3 11-21-2008 03:17 PM
Bathtub Drain - HELP! Terike Plumbing 4 10-05-2008 11:50 AM
The Bioswale, french drain, deck, drainage dilemma (long) seabright_sc Building & Construction 2 01-05-2008 03:37 PM
Bathtub drain location kendallk Plumbing 3 11-11-2007 11:02 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.