Re: Tub Drain
Posted by e-plumber on February 17, 2004 at 17:38:07:
In response to Re: Tub Drain
: I have a fiberglass shower/tub unit approximately 10 yrs. old, and I would like to replace the drain fitting in the tub (the chrome plating has worn off). I do not have access to the connection from behind or below the tub.

: It appears as though the drain pipe directly under the strainer makes a very sharp bend (appears almost flat) heading back under the tub.

: If I were to remove the drain connection by twisting it out by the strainer, what is the likelyhood that the drain pipe will drop out of position, causing a problem?

You're taking a chance. If it drops, you may not get the new strainer threads caught in the tub shoe and the other end may get disturbed and develope a leak. From past experience, access is usually required from the bottom, rear or side to do this, but you'll only find out by trying...
Good Luck. e-plumber

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