Tub drain replacement & checking for leaks

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by cinderbike, May 2, 2014.

  1. cinderbike

    cinderbike New Member

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    Morning everyone,

    Last night I replaced the drain in a 17 year old tub as the chrome had flaked off. Bought a 'universal fit' replacement, cleaned up the old putty, put down new plumbers putty (non staining) and tightened it as much as I could.

    So I guess my question is, how much do I need to worry about leaks? The shoe/gasket looked to be in good condition so I left them as is. House was built without access panels, do I need to open up a wall just for peace of mind or am I overthinking this?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You did as much as you could.
    It should be fine.
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