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Old 03-18-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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My new tub has a proprietary drain assembly. Photo of the installation instructions attached. It calls for a rubber gasket under the drain inside the tub. I did a test fit to get measurements to locate the drain plumbing. 'IF' I use that rubber gasket, the drain part that is inside the tub sticks up about an 1/8th of an inch. I'm not fond of that. The part I refer to inside the tub does 'not' screw in, rather it has a center ferrule bolt that screws into the part under the tub at the drain. I propose to use plumbers putty instead of the rubber gasket. What are you guys thoughts?
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Hmmm, Mike,

Here is one I found not showing the washer. So I dunno....

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Hmmm, Mike,

Here is one I found not showing the washer. So I dunno....

https://www.keeneymfg.com/system/ass...gif?1260540352
That looks exactly like mine minus the rubber gasket below the drain inside. Feeling better about using plumbers putty.
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Sure looks like a regular assembly with/out that washer... and plumbers putty or silicon interior seal.

BUT... any chance that you might have grabbed the wrong (too thick a rubber gasket) for that interior rubber gasket. A full 1/8 seems pretty thick to me.
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gasket would probably pull down closer to flush when torqued but putty is fine alternative...
do yourself a favor & carefully remove access cover to drain shoe &
apply generous amounts of silicone grease to all moving parts

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Sure looks like a regular assembly with/out that washer... and plumbers putty or silicon interior seal.

BUT... any chance that you might have grabbed the wrong (too thick a rubber gasket) for that interior rubber gasket. A full 1/8 seems pretty thick to me.
No, I double checked. It comes with just one option for the drain and one for the overflow.
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