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I'm in the process of remodeling the bathroom and wanted to know which....waste/overflow kit you prefer? PVC or Brass? Do they work the same? Does on have an advantage over the other?

Here's the one I purchased but wonder if this one is correct?





Old brass waste/overflow...



The tubs existing drain pipe to the P-trap is 1.5" brass or copper.. It has a male adapter on the cast iron p-trap and the 1.5" pipe coming up to the tub.

Install question?

How would I go about connecting the new pvc waste/overflow to the current brass/copper pipe that goes to the p-trap?

Would I have to use a boot since both pvc and brass/copper are the same size?

Would I have to remove the brass/copper male adapter at the p-trap and replace with with 1.5" pvc?

Was hoping there was a way for the pvc pipe that connects to the waste/overflow tee to slip into the drain pipe that's connected to the p-trap.

I hope this make sense, trying to word it as best as possible.

Your thoughts please..

Thanks

Joe
 

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I would go with the pvc as the pvc won't corrode like the brass one does. If I was doing the job I would also replace the trap with pvc simply because for the same reason sooner or later you are going to have to replace that trap anyway due to corrosion so while you are doing it replace it. Use sch 40 overflow rather that a tubular one it is much stronger and willl last for years.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

Was wondering, what's the correct way to install the waste/overflow once it's secured to the tub?

If all pieces are secured to the tub first, how do we secure it to the 1.5" drain pipe. We won't have access to the area once the tub is in place.

Or are all the pieces glued together and the tub placed into position?


Any suggestions on how to make the connections? Would we have to make a hole in the wall from the room next to it.....to get access?

Thanks...
 

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guess I'am old school I like the brass... If you can't access it from the bottom.... you'll have to cut an access hole... If you can get all the measurements just right you can glue it in place & set the tub over it... I've never done it as all you have to do is be off a little sideways & you are screwed
 

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Too late on the brass setup. Might have to go with it if this becomes to complicated.

A couple of pictures. Space is really tight, just stuck the camera in there to see what it gets.

The tub is not in it's final position.. We're still trying to figure out how to make the connection. We installed a Fernco coupling on the 1.5" copper pipe, now we have to align the 1.5" pvc to make the connection. At this point the tee is making contact with the boot, we didn't install a 1.5" pvc pipe to the tee yet.

So far, it seems that the living room wall would need to be cut out in order to get access. Just to tighten the clamp on the pvc side of the boot. And the water supply line is in the way also. I can never win...
Any suggestions on another way to do this?




 

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I like to hook up the plumbing, then set the tub and install the drain and overflow. Since you are using a Fernco, you will have a little play.
 

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Is that mold on the drywall on the living room side of that wall? If so I would just cut the drywall out so you have easy access and then replace it so you don't have any problems with mold.
 

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That's what we were planning. Too bad there is no easy way to do this. It's just tought to install the drain first, then the tub. The measurements have to be perfect..
 
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