standing water in clawfoot tub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by tsk0301, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. tsk0301

    tsk0301 New Member

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    I just replaced the 80 year old drain and overflow assembly on my clawfoot tub. No leaks now but within 30 seconds I have standing water in the tub. Did the old ball joint on the drain create negative pressure that the new T doesn't?

    Any ideas or suggestions appreciated!!!
  2. Winslow

    Winslow Plumber

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    within 30 seconds of what?
  3. tsk0301

    tsk0301 New Member

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    within 30 seconds of turning on the showerhead
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    Negative pressure would suck the water out of the tub. You have a plugged drain. Although you might have a poorly designed drain fitting.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  5. tsk0301

    tsk0301 New Member

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    It drains eventually. Also, the sink and toilet are downstream on the same line and work fine. I also flushed out the p-trap on the tub before reattaching.

    The tub drained without any issues prior to the new hardware. I did not change anything below the floor, including alignment / slope of pipes.
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