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Arsinek 03-21-2013 09:05 PM

What is sink drain/tub drain piping called?
I was thinking about trying to convert part of my tub drain to the plastic pipe that uses those screw on compression fittings. Id like to know what its called so I can research it.

It says its 1 1/2 inch but its not the same size as 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe.

joecaption 03-21-2013 09:14 PM

Then you use a 1-1/2 adapter.

Arsinek 03-21-2013 09:21 PM


After looking around it doesnt really seem to have a name. Plastic tubing was the closest thing. Searching for slip joint brought up a lot of stuff.

Ghostmaker 03-21-2013 10:14 PM

Tubular tub waste

Klawman 03-21-2013 11:57 PM

Joe Caption is on the money, again. I just had an old tub pulled and replaced with a new tub and I paid for new ABS "Trip Lever Bath Drain". That is what Watts, the manufacturer, calls the set I bought at Home Depot. I think some call it a waste/overflow line.

zcs20027 03-22-2013 03:56 PM

most people call it polyethylyne

Arsinek 03-22-2013 06:01 PM

Ill have to take a pic of the contraption I came up with. :)

wctekkk 03-29-2013 10:51 PM

slip joint

plummen 03-30-2013 12:03 AM

Waste/overflow assembly:)

Klawman 03-30-2013 12:07 AM

Check your building code. I was told that those slip fitting tub waste drains aren't legal in my state if they are in an enclosed space. They are legal if there is ready access. I had to have one ripped out and replaced with a glued up ABS drain.

jagans 03-30-2013 10:51 AM

I would never use a slip joint connection under a tub. They are usually inaccessable.

Arsinek 03-31-2013 02:36 PM

I switched to PVC. Someone said theyre not to code if you dont have an access panel. Which I can see why that would be a good idea.

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