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Old 08-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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Replace brass drain in lead pipe


I am remodeling my bathroom and tried to put in my new tub, only to find out the tub drain is about 3" above the concrete floor. I need to lower the tub drain, but the drain is brass and is sweated or glued to the lead pipe. How do I remove the drain from the lead pipe? I was thinking of sawing off the lead pipe, attaching a coupling, and a new drain.

Thanks, any help would be appreciative, as this is my first time replacing a tub drain and dealing with lead pipe.
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Replace brass drain in lead pipe


It is lead because the pipe bends easily.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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If this is in the home you live in, I'd remove all of it and re run it in pvc. you don't want to be making this repair a few years after putting the bathroom back together.
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