Install New Soaker Tub.Re-locate Trap/Drain

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by weneedhelp, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Need Starting Point..
    Can anyone recommend Video/Book/Net Instructions to show how an Install like mine can be done? I had problems with jpg pics but will try to add them.
    I am handy and have lots of time to complete project but unsure of correct order of execution. I am also Okay with bringing in professional plumber if i could find one in the Phoenix Area.
    thanks
    Sey
    I was unable to add picture,
    installation is in concete slab and the New tub will be approx 6-8 inches beyond current drain.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2007
  2. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    What is the drain pipe material (plastic or cast iron?)
    What degree of ability/aptitude do you have...?
  3. not same position above old drain?

    do you mean the tub drain hole is not located above the same spot where the previous tub was? Please explain this; confirm and add more info, or say no and explain what "6-8 inches" means.

    That is a good starting point.

    Note that the most experienced plumber signed in here is in Arizona. His username is "hj". His contact info is http://www.terrylove.com/forums/member.php?u=7

    David
  4. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Markts30...Black ABS Heavy Grade.
    Good Ability, hands don't work like they used to, but okay.

    Geniescience...Tub has left hand drain and new placement will put drain back about 6-8". The Centering of the Drain is very close. Plenty of room since the dropin frame has not been built and need the room at the drain end of the tub for a Roman Filler. I tried to attach a pic of the current setup but was unsuccessful.

    Thanks for replies.
    Sey
  5. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    To relocate the drain back "6-8" inches, you will have to chip up some of the slab and cut in a new PTrap - you may even have to use a 45 deg. elbow to get the trap placed properly...
    It should not be too hard a job for someone who knows what they are doing...
    See if you can do a plan view of what exists now and what will exist after for us to relate the answers to...
  6. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Pictures Attached.

    Attaching Pictures ... Hope this helps....
    thanks

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  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, you just knock out a little more concrete and you should be fine.
    ABS will be easy to work with .
    I would relocate the p-trap under the tub overflow drain.
  8. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    thanks ..should I extend or replace trap???to drain

    question in title
  9. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I would dig down, cut off the existing trap, glue a coupling on and extend the pipe to the new p-trap, that is right under the new tub drain.

    You want to keep it simple.
    A snake will work better with less bends.
  10. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Once again thanks....Sey
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