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Old 02-02-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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I have removed my old tub drain. The chrome is corroded and I'm hoping to replace it for cosmetic reasons. I went to Lowes, but all of their current options are too big for my tub. It seems it is now standard to use a larger pipe for the bathtub drain than before.

Does anyone know where I might get a tub basket/drain to fit my 1985 sized tub?

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Try a plumbing supply.
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Your question is pretty vague. I assume you are talking about the waste and overflow assembly. Are you just trying to replace the bottom piece that screws into the shoe or the whole thing?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #4
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I am trying to replace the "tub basket." Some places simply call it a "tub drain," which I agree is a little vague. It's the part that you remove using a "tub basket wrench." It's the part on the tub floor that you can see where all the water runs into. The wrench fits just fine so I would think that size is still available somewhere.

I'll look for a plumbing specialty store as suggested. But I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and knows of a store or somewhere online where I might buy one my size.
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Those drains have been a standard size for as long as I can remember and I've never had a problem replacing one of them. Something isn't right here somewhere.

There is more than one style drain cup but only one thread size that I'm aware of. Unless this is a mobile home maybe.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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I am trying to replace the "tub basket." Some places simply call it a "tub drain," which I agree is a little vague. It's the part that you remove using a "tub basket wrench." It's the part on the tub floor that you can see where all the water runs into. The wrench fits just fine so I would think that size is still available somewhere.

I'll look for a plumbing specialty store as suggested. But I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and knows of a store or somewhere online where I might buy one my size.

Watco makes push-pull, lift-n-turn, or toe touch conversion kits for tub drains that are 1 and 1/4'' baskets w/ optional 1 and 1/2'' bushings if needed. They are not all the same size, some have coarse threads, some have fine threads, some are 1-1/4'' some are 1-1/2. In my area, we are blessed to have a place called "The Plumbing Store" where you bring the guy your old parts and he matches it up for you.


This is the bushing (doesn't sound like it's needed)

This is the entire kit (pick your finish)

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Now see..........

I just learned something! I have changed many many of those things over the years and never once do I remember one of them not fitting the first try. Just dumb luck I guess.
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I just bought one at Home Depot and it came with the bushing so you are covered either way. The bushing was screwed on the strainer basket out of the box. So if it wasn't needed, you just screwed it off. Mine used the bushing.
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You all are fabulous! Thank you so much.

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