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Old 02-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Setting a new tub! Drain alignment problems


Im remodeling a bathroom and am setting my new bootzcast tub. The rough in trap connection is about an inch too far from the wall for the drain/overflow setup to connect. Is there a flexible trap union for this type of situation? The tub is taking the place of an old fiberglass drop in tub shower.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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One clarification, this is a tub set on a slab so access to moving the rough in will be a chore.

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If the trap is set too far back, use two 45's or 22's in the vertical overflow section to make an offset to line up with the trap. Also lengthen the drain shoe accordingly. This will require a "solvent weld" type of waste and overflow- not the brass or tubular plastic type.
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The tub drain vertical section is farther back than the trap connection.
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This is the reason I hire a plumber for this chore....

Sounds like you will be breaking out some concrete to reset the rough plumbing....
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I ended unmaking the trap work by using a fernc rubber fitting to make the overflow alignment better. I also cut away a bit of the insulation on the back of the tub to give more clearance for the nut on the overflow tube. A flexible tub drain would have been a better answer but I don't have local access to one.
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chris maybe I missed it... there is no trap door..if not can you put one in???

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