Re: Bath tub needs special waste shoe
Posted by Deb on April 26, 2004 at 20:13:49:
In response to Re: Bath tub needs special waste shoe
: We are remodeling a bathroom for a house built in '62. Since we purchased a few years ago, the old tub waste shoe never drained empty--there was always water standing in the shoe. I am replacing the bath plumbing but have found when I install the new waste shoe, the bottom of the tube at the shoe outlet is about 3/8" higher than the bottom of the tube at drain attachment. So if I install the new equipment, I will still have water standing in the shoe. The tub is reasonably level, if anything settled down slightly to the plumbed end. From the crawl, I can put a level against the bath drain opening and it does tilt up toward the front. The only thing I can imagine is that there must have been a waste shoe available at one time that was angled for the angled tub attachment and, if mounted on a standard tub, it would have angled down and away. This was replaced at some time by a standard shoe and there has been trouble since. Aside from casting a wedge shaped washer out of silicone, which I am trying to do, can anyone offer suggestions for a product or solution?

Since you have access from below, I would replace the entire waste and overflow, rather than just the shoe. This can then be plumbed correctly with the pitch toward the tee.
The Pipewench

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