Slip Nuts vs. Welded PVC

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by RenePF, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. RenePF

    RenePF New Member

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    I am replacing a bathtub. The typical drain assemby uses slip nuts rather than solvent welded PVC pipe. It seems to me that welded PVC would be a better and more reliable method. What is recommended and why.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Codes now prefer the solvent weld waste and overflows for tubs.
    The slip joints can leak.
  3. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Sometimes you just have to believe your gut feelings when you look at a product and it seems cheesy...
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    With the glued drains you only get ONE chance to do it correctly.
  5. RenePF

    RenePF New Member

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    Thanks to all the responded. I think I am going to try the pvc weld path. I feel more confident in it. I have existing brass parts and may combine it with Fernco rubber adapters and pvc. Okay?
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