leak checking new bathtub drains

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by pedixon, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    Hi all. Am ready to leak check all my new drain lines, but not sure how to seal the bathtub over flow pipe for this leak test. Bathtub is already in place. I know I can get scew in plug for the tub drain itself.
  2. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    Just to clarify, this is new house. I am testing all drain lines.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  3. Chad Schloss

    Chad Schloss Member

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  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    You don't see the over flow tested other than just over filling the tub so that the tubs overflow is working.

    Have you already flooded out the stacks and vents prior to this?

    Often the tub's drain and overflow happen in a second inspection.

    I have never seen a tub's overflow "Plugged". Never.

    JW
  5. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    No, I have not already tested drains and vents. Didnt know you did that prior to tub being hooked up. So how could I do it now
  6. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    I have tested waste and overflows along with the rest of the piping when the tub will not have an access panel or backs up to an outside wall.

    The thing is the manufacturer of your waste may not make a test kit for it. I'm not aware of a universal test kit so you may be stuck with disconnecting the waste and overflows and plugging the trap adapters
  7. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    Thanks for help. I have a watts so maybe I can get test kit.
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