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Old 02-13-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Hi;
I needed a new drain for the laundry wash tub, and being a very old tub, the only thing that would fit it was a bath drain strainer, which does not come with the 1-1/2" nut I need to secure it to the tub, since the fitting is made to be screwed into the ell. For this install, I have a short tail piece going from the drain to the trap.

Is this 1-1/2" nut something I should be able to get at a plumbing supply, or will I have to improvise?

Unfortunately, the nut that was on the old drain broke in half, as did the nut that held the tail piece to the drain. This is very old plumbing I have to deal with.

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Any big box store should have what you need

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Any big box store should have what you need
Thanks! I have to go back there anyway, to get some Oatey Epoxy putty to fix another problem...
Don't you love these old houses...

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yes 101 is right the big box stores have all kinds of speciality products that should work in your case....and yes old houses are fun.and a p.i.a all at the same time...
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http://www.plumbingsupply.com/basketstrainers.html#bar
May want to try a Bar sink strainer.
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http://www.plumbingsupply.com/basketstrainers.html#bar
May want to try a Bar sink strainer.
That's what I ended up with. Couldn't find the nut for the bathtub strainer.
But because the threads aren't continuous (there is a narrow gap between upper and lower set of threads), and my sink is apparently thicker than today's standards, the nut wouldn't tighten on the lower set, and then wouldn't grab the upper ones; caught right on the non-threaded gap...

So, I had to use a thicker rubber washer (which had come with the bathtub strainer), which allowed the nut to tighten on the lower threads.
Works fine, no leaks, but I didn't use the nice strainer insert, because it would have slowed the drain, and the washer dumps out a lot of water quickly.
Holding onto it though, too nice to toss!

Thanks for your help

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