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Old 10-15-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Drain shoe missing?


Thought I could replace ugly rusted bathtubs drain but after I removed it, I think the drain shoe is missing? Canít I just not use one?
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Re: Drain shoe missing?


What is a drain "shoe"?? Different nomenclatures for different parts of the country. If it was a part of the original drain, then, no, you can't do without it. Post a picture of what you see, so we can see it, too.
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I'm also curious what a 'drain shoe' is - never heard that term before.
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I'm not following either. The drain basket or body usually screws into the drain shoe which is located underneath the tub. The threads may be rusted out and you have to replace it as well. Idk. They sell the kits at any big box store. People have different terminology discribing parts.

How about posting a picture so we can better visualize it?. I'm just guessing.

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Now that we know what it is, the answer is "no". You need the bottom half of the drain for it to work. What did you have in mind if you didn't use it?
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If you don't have the "shoe" where do you plan the tub to drain?
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I finally found it... it had fallen off... after using a coat hanger to line it up to the pipe... I'm trying to push it back together... thank y'all for responding to my questions.... I just have to push it in a bit further --- which is a bit difficult...
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I finally found it... it had fallen off... after using a coat hanger to line it up to the pipe... I'm trying to push it back together... thank y'all for responding to my questions.... I just have to push it in a bit further --- which is a bit difficult...

Shouldn't there be more of a connection than just pushing it together? It isn't threaded?
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Is it PVC? if so, maybe it was never glued .... or there could be a collar that slips up and screws onto the flange above it.
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I've been impressed with all your answers & useful contributions to my original question. Because the drain shoe elbow thing is PVC... it probably wasn't glued properly thus it came off.... Using an extended coat hanger (tip I saw on this site) I was at least able to retrieve it to kind of push it back in -aware this isn't ideal- I just don't have the knowledge to get access any other way - as you might have noted, I'm certainly not a handy DIY .... as it won't align with top of drain for me to replace the drain (which was what I was attempting in the first place) I'll try W-oil to try to align ... If not, I will have to call a real plumber. Thanks to all of you...I really do appreciate your advice & the time you've taken to answer me
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