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Old 10-03-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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guys it gets worse and worse. i am about ready to toss in the towel here.

so i went to dry fit the w/o kit, and the angle of the tub makes it so that the overflow pipe is pushed off to an angle that it wont fit in straight into the p trap. so what do i do now???

i literally just spent over 2 hrs trying to figure it out

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You need to move the trap away from the tub with a longer pipe connecting the drain shoe to the overflow. Can you post some pics?

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You need to move the trap away from the tub with a longer pipe connecting the drain shoe to the overflow. Can you post some pics?

Over flow shoe is installed first--it goes straight down --and eventually hooks into the drain---drain shoe joins the over flow with a T--

the over flow has a rubber gasket--that is tapered---spin the rubber gasket until it allows the pipe to go straight down.
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damnit. so i am supposed to install the overflow first????
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if i do overflow first though, the trap will be at an off angle and i wont be able to push the trap into the connecting t
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here is a pic
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the pipe between the drain shoe and the T-is way to short---

are you trying to reuse the old P-trap? is the T- set that short so it will hit the existing P-trap?
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the pipe between the drain shoe and the T-is way to short---

are you trying to reuse the old P-trap? is the T- set that short so it will hit the existing P-trap?
oh my god....it wasnt that short i just cut it down twice because i was trying to get it to line up with the rest of the kit

the old tee slides right into the p trap
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Let's start at the beginning---
Is the tub in place or still sitting in the box?
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Let's start at the beginning---
Is the tub in place or still sitting in the box?
its standing sideways next to the opening....
floor is open right now. i was going to dry fit the kit to teh tub first, then install it for real, and drop it all in together to the floor. good?
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here is what it looks like right now. the tub is right next to the opening. i also need to cut a 1/2in along the tile border to have the tub fit. i think i am just going to tear up the row of tile instead of cutting it (because i want to keep my fingers mike)
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bascially the plan is:
1. install w/o kit onto tub
2. nail down new plywood. put felt paper on top. then put mortar cement like you told me.
3. place tub in cement and level
4. let it cure
5. connect w/o to p-trap
6. thank mike again
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#1--measure from the studs (at the wet end) to the center of the floor drain--

#2--measure from the back wall studs to the floor drain center.

Next--attach the overflow horn and the drain shoe to the tub--

How far in does the T need to be (from the drain shoe) in order for the t to meet the P-trap?
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#1--measure from the studs (at the wet end) to the center of the floor drain--

#2--measure from the back wall studs to the floor drain center.

Next--attach the overflow horn and the drain shoe to the tub--

How far in does the T need to be (from the drain shoe) in order for the t to meet the P-trap?
#1 the stud on drain side to drain is about 9/10 inches. i forget wrote it down somewhere too many numbers floating in my head

#2i dont know this distance....

what do you mean 'how far in" do you mean how far out?
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oh you mean how far in from the stud wall? the way its set up now the p trap is right against the stud edge i would like to keep it that way

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