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Old 11-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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I have replaced an old porcelain tub with a new acrylic. The old tub sat up off the floor further so the new one is bottoming on the drain. I have removed the drain and overflow, cut down the pvc pipe at the T-connector. Replaced it with a new connector drain overflow kit. It still sits about 3/4" up off the floor. I cannot cut under the T-connector any further to drop it more, can I remove the elbow under the connector and shorten it by any means or replace with a shorter elbow? I don't wanna rip it off if it's not gonna get me any further, I don't want to have to shim up the tub either. Thanks!

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Pictures----the concrete should be open enough to clear the tub drain---is it?

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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I will try to get a picture up, the concrete is opened up a little bit around the drain so I could dig down a little bit to lower and cut the elbow down, or get a shorter one it if that's what you are thinking...?
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I'd need to see what you have to work with there---there are a few 'fixes' for awkward tub drains--including solvent weld drain sets .

These have a heavy pvc drain and over flow --and use regular 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe and fittings--allowing you to shift the hook up location .
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I have read the OP's post several times but I can't picture it. Where is the 90 located? Are you referring to the drain shoe?
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These are the pictures, the elbow that I was talking about is at the bottom under the T-connector. More like a 45 degree than a 90. So if I can lower that in any way than I would be able to use the tub I have instead of having to take back this tub and get a new one.
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Can you dig out the part under the threaded trap adapter?

What is that piping made of?
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The pipe is ABS pipe. Could probably dig down, I think it's mostly broken pieces of concrete and earth surrounding the pipe.
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I think the effort will pay off----that zig zag piping you are thinking of doing will be a maintenance problem ---Impossible to rod if hair ever clogs up the pipe.

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