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Old 12-30-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Plumbing alignment issue (plastic to copper)


Hey all!

New to this forum, and attempting a bathtub installation. We removed the existing cast iron tub (ugh!) and once we laid down the new tub, our plastic 1-1/2" plastic piping was about a 1/2" too short and ALSO and more importantly perhaps, missed LEFT by 1-1/2"!! (So much for a standard fit)

Any suggestions on how to make this work??

I've attached a photo of what we're stuck with at this point.

Thanks in advance!

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You need to cut the copper pipe behind the p-trap, then build a new trap with ABS or PVC. Make the connection between the copper with a no-hub coupling (copper x pl)

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Why not just cut the copper to the right, and transition to pvc on the horizontal part?

Edit: Lateral...beat me to it!
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You need to cut the copper pipe behind the p-trap, then build a new trap with ABS or PVC. Make the connection between the copper with a no-hub coupling (copper x pl)
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You need to cut the copper pipe behind the p-trap, then build a new trap with ABS or PVC. Make the connection between the copper with a no-hub coupling (copper x pl)
Thanks for the advice on this! Next question is the length of drop I currently have...enough? If not, how would I make that fit?

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Thanks for the advice on this! Next question is the length of drop I currently have...enough? If not, how would I make that fit?
Probably not. Kinda hard to tell from the picture. You'll need a slip joint extension tube
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