|Posted by Jason Hirsch on May 19, 2002 at 01:35:27:|
First, I intend to call a plumber by Wed- I figure I can survive 5 days without a shower (work has showers) ...
Synopsis: The bathtub trap leaks now.
Original problem- Replacing the cosmetic drain. Go figure.
Started out that I couldn't get a drain fitting to fit the old plumbing. Home Depot said to replace the whole
Promptly discovered 1 1/2 inch was constricted to 1/2 inch- must be the source of the slow drains...
Had to extract the remaining threads from the trap- wd40/ blowtorch, got them all out and fairly clean
Tried to open up the cleanout on the trap- wouldn't budge. Finally got enough lube into the brass threads
The corrosion within that connection was apparently keeping it from leaking.
Now: How do I stop it from leaking.
I could *possibly* open the ceiling into the kitchen, but there are cabinents restricting the usefull access
Plumbers putty wrapped around didn't work.
The steel (galvanized?) or brass 2" nipple from the trap into the nicely cemented floors seems intact.
Without cutting into the kitchen cieling, is it theoretically possible to saw thru the brass trap as close
I considered solder, but I don't think I can heat the brass up high enough fast enough. I somehow doubt
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am literally at my wits end... all I wanted to do was
Thanks- sorry the pics are out of focus but thats the best I could do so close up.
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