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Old 05-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Tub drain kit - PVC extension? Also, gasket around overflow plate?


Hey there guys. Just dry-fitted my tub to get an idea on how things are lining up. Never did this before so I'm trying to dig up as much info as I can so I'm not flying blind... first off, I have a tub drain kit I got, but it looks like I'm... barely... able... to... reach... it...

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Can I use regular PVC to get an inch extension with a coupler? Or is there some sort of actual "tub drain plastic extender" type? It doesn't strike me as regular PVC so that's why I want to make sure.

Secondly, with this overflow extension plate, do I need some sort of rubber gasket underneath? Or just by bolting it up should it be good to go?

Thanks for any insight guys!

EDIT - I have another question I'd like to throw on the table. When I dry-fitted my tub in place, i noticed that it wasn't exactly 60 inches on the nose. Don't get me wrong, I had to finaggle that tub in place quite a bit, but when it came down to tub vs stud distance, there was a slight bit of space. Due to the plumbing arrangement, I almost have to have the tub as far left as possible (left drain tub) so things line up. This brings a gap of about 3/4 of an inch between the tub and studs on the right side. When it comes to mounting everything together, is this... okay? I wasn't sure if I'd be okay just putting the surround on and taking it right to the studs (this surround gets screwed right to the studs) or what... any insight?


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Old 05-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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if that is schedule 40 pvc cut up near the san tee if u have room get trap adapter and a tubular extension cut off the hub. but it looks like maybe it had a brass waste and overflow.or replace the trap and transition to pvc.

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and yes casket between overflow and tub, and between tub shoe and tub.
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They make PVC drain kits that can be cut and glued to fit. The tube that goes from the overflow to the tee is made in two pieces.

Your going to have to shim out the wall to make up that 3/4".

Better check your directions, most enclosures use galvinized roofing nails not screws. Screws would stick out to far and cause the drywall to hump.
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Ah yes, galvanized roofing nails, my apologies.

In regard to the tub drain kit, I'm a little confused. I have metal (galvanized?) plumbing leading up to the tub. I have a plastic tub drain kit that I just purchased. Where I get confused is where the end of the plastic tub kit connects with the metal plumbing. The metal (again, galvanized?) plumbing leads up to the S turn. Once the S turn is over, in comes the plastic kit.

I have something similar to this:

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Post a picture of your plumbing you have now.
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after trap use tube extension then drain shoe assembly. at the copper trap it is usually a rubber compression seal if you take your pic to hardware or box store a competent person can get all you need to connect

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