Moving tub drain
Posted by Johnny S. on June 18, 2002 at 11:43:50:
I am relocating a tub in my 50's era house. I also intend to install a hand spray shower head. The drain runs below floor which is a concrete slab. I have exposed the drain line to the p-trap to inspect. The steel connector is in bad shape. My questions are as follows:

1. The floor drain will be moved only about 2.5 feet. Can I simply relocate the drain and run it to the cast iron trap in that distance, or will I need to reconfigure the entire waste line?

2. What is the best way to remove the threaded steel drain connection? It is literally dissolving.

3. If I install a shower head, do I need to increase the drain size, and should it be vented? It is a second bathroom, and will not be used too much.

4. The tub I want to install is 66" and the space is 68". Should I frame in the space first and slide the tub in, or place it and then make up the inch or so on each side. (the room has plenty of space to move the tub into position so it can be slid into space)

Thank you in advance, I have found your site to be very helpful. John S.

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