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Old 04-04-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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I could use your help with options for installing the drain on a freestanding tub.

The install is on a concrete slab, so what I have leftover from the previous tub is a square hole in the slab, dirt below, and the old P-Trap in the hole.

My concern is that the install instructions ask you to glue the final 1 1/2Ē FPT to Slip adapter which will then be inaccessible forever! You would never be able to perform any maintenance on the plumbing or fix a possible leak. Even Jacuzzi told me that the only way to get at the plumbing would be to destroy the $2-3k tub, or come up through the ceiling below, which doesnít apply.

This canít possibly be the only option.

The drain and integrated overflow channel meet and then go straight down into the P-Trap [see illustration]

Are there any products on the market that act more like a lav sink, where the drain pipe just gets inserted into the trap and could be pulled out if needed?

Here is a product video that shows this concept using what seems to be a rubber boot. It wonít work for me, but shows you the idea.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOVbFp-jBD8
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Build a basement?
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Use a 1 1/2" compression fitting.
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