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Old 09-23-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Bathroom Drain Problem


I live in an apartment building and had a bathtub installed but they put the drain side opposite the faucet. The old tub had the faucet on the long side of the tub. I am not happy with the plumber but am not sure I know a solution short of raising tub to create the pitch needed to reach existing drain.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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The bottoms of tubs are pitched to the drains. Have you tried pouring a cup of water at the tub spout and seeing where it goes?
You're not tilting anything anywhere with the tub , "tile locked".
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Thanks, I will try that. I am not a bath person, so using the tub for "showers only" should be fine as long as it drains properly. However, it will always look backward to me and if anyone ever wanted to use the tub to take a bath, their head would be up against the faucet.
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It looks like he bought the wrong handed tub and installed it.
Wasn't anyone there to question the tub installation? The tub went in and then the tile guy came in. Why ask the question after everything was installed?
The time to ask the question, of the plumber, was a while ago.
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Ron - I am not sure you are following what my issue is. If I had purchased a bathtub with the drain on the left side, the faucet would be properly aligned but then the drain would not be connected. I was hoping someone on here may have encountered something similar and come up with a solution. Right now, it would seem the only way to remedy would be to raise tub and put pipe under the bathtub sloped down to the floordrain or create a half wall on other side of tub and move shower asssembly.

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Bass aackwards, but actually I kind of like the idea of the water draining away from you.
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that's a good way of looking at it
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