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Old 02-01-2007, 06:20 AM   #16
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Take a pipe wrench, and start somewhere before the trap inbetween that tee and trap, it will unscrew, it does not matter what comes undone, all fitting before the tee should stay stationary, where ever it comes apart at you can use plastic from there on to the new trap via a female adaptor or a male adaptor, then just assembly it to where you want it with a new trap.

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Thanks to all. I guess there is no lubricant that I can use to help free it up before using the pipe wrench, so I will try and see what happens. I'll post a follow-up for other DIY's.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:20 AM   #18
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For what it's worth, I ended up cutting the drain pipe and connecting it to PVC as suggested on this site. The galvanized would not unscrew, no matter what I used and I did not want to disturb any of the other connections.

The irony here is that the drain opening in the shower receptor was off by 1/4" x 1/2". I still needed to cut the galvanized pipe in order to extend the height, so the work wasn't done in vain. I received some good advice from this forum but I also learned a good lesson, which is not to rely 100% on the measurements supplied by manufacturer until you physically inspect it yourself.

By the way, I returned the first acrylic receptor not because the drain location was off, but because the bottom raised flange around the drain did not have a sufficient flat surface around the hole. It's only around 1/8" near top center and the lower right part of the opening as you can see in my photo. My concern was that it would not make a good seal. The Mfr. agreed and said it should have had at least 1/4" flat all around. I feel it should be even more but I would like to hear your comments.
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Pro help needed please. Thank you.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:55 AM   #21
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What type of seal is for this receptor?
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Hello, Ron.
Here's a diagram with details. Let me know if you need additional information.
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That should not be a problem, but, can you not exchange it for a better one? It will still tighten down, use silicone on the under lip of drain the top side, tighten up real good, this is a compression shower drain, we use them all the time.
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Hi Ron, included with the kit were vague instructions and suggest using Plumbers putty. I question Plumbers putty because the label cautions about using it on acrylic. I'm not sure why, whether it's because of staining or if it's a functional reason???

Anyway, I was trying to get some input before today, however, the replacement receptor just arrived this AM and I rejected it again before you got back to me. It was somewhat better than the previous receptor that you saw in the photo, but it still had a narrow flat around the opening. It's like a crater on the moon. If you were to tighten it too much, it would certainly crack. Yet, if you felt the first one was ok, then you would probably have no reservations about the second one. Since, I am a DIY, I didn't want to take any precautions, to have leaks down the road.

However, I am delayed six weeks since I ordered the first one and I'm not sure what my options are at this point. Part of me wanted to take it anyway, (if they gave me a discount) but then I looked at another mfr's receptor, which was flat evenly below the bottom of the entire base, so that the gaskets and nut can be completely flush against the surface. However, if I use another mfr, I may have to make modifications to the subfloor and drain location again.

Do you really think the first one would be no problem?


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Well to be honest with you, I would not want to use it, lets not take that chance, get the better product

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