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Old 01-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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It's probably just the design of the outlet and plug that does not allow
water to drain as rapidly as your old setup. As long as it can flow 2.5
gal/min to keep up with the shower head output (if there is one), there is
really no need for more, and it's not clear why you're so concerned about
this.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #17
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Im with Weet.

Being the cheapo that I am, or more accurately, Not being able to comprehend the thought of spending $139 on a tub drain assembly (Kohler) I installed one of the same sets you did on my jacuzzi tub.

They are as slow as molasses in January. Its the nature of the beast. I suspect there is nothing wrong with your drain.

I was going to replace mine, but I figured, once I lift the popup why am I standing there watching the paint dry? Who cares if it takes a while to drain. We ain't talking solid waste here. (At least I know I don't do that in the tub) Accidents excepted.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #18
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That is an interesting possibility, and one I hadn't considered. In my investigating, I did notice that the opening between where the drain screws in and the 1 1/2" pipe itself was somewhat small. The fact that you had the same issue with the same drain kit helps. However, while I haven't paced it with a stopwatch, I think the rate of draning is closer to 1 GPM than 2.5. But your post has me thinking I should try a different drain if I can't find anything specific.

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Well.....

I dropped the drain today and immediately discovered the problem. Due to the length of the overflow in the new tub, we had to add a small extension piece between the T and the opening for the overflow. Yeah, you probably know where this is going... we had assumed that the piece snugged up inside on a stop, before obstructing the drain, but it of course, it didn't. A quick job with a hacksaw to shorten the extension, and the drain works beautifully.

Thanks to everyone for their input. I hadn't mentioned the extension piece previously, because I didn't think it could be a factor. As the two old sayings go, "its always in the last place you look" and "ASSUME: ASS out of U and ME." Lesson learned, and thanks again.

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Thanks for the feedback.....with luck it will save someone else making the same mistake....

BTW...I bet it feels good to get it fixed. How much faster is the draining now?
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Thanks for the news---I've seen that when a P-trap is shoved to deep into a wall and 'bottomed out' inside the T----
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Geez, I wonder If I did the same thing???? If it can be buggered, I probably bugged. Makes you feel lile a Noob dont it? Glad you solved it and let us know about it.


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