Rusted Tub Drain Removal Snapped Elbow Drain [Help!]

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  1. connecticut_p

    connecticut_p New Member

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    Hello, thank you for stopping and reading my post.

    I purchased a home where the tub had a rusty and corroded tub drain. I used a removal tool and when it finally came loose the elbow drain appears to have broken with it...the pictures of the elbow drain are what’s under the tub - have not been able to get it close to the drain....

    Is this going to require moving of the tub to fix - what’s the best way to go about to get this fixed and most cost efficient for a new home owner.

    Thank you in advance.

    [Rusted tub drain removed 1](https://i.imgur.com/ZJm6so7.jpg)


    [Rusted tub drain removed 2](https://i.imgur.com/opdkFuj.jpg)


    [Broken PVC ](https://i.imgur.com/dHsPAOS.jpg)


    [Broken PVC 2](https://i.imgur.com/AZ9i7Vm.jpg)


    [Broken Elbow Drain under tub](https://i.imgur.com/3veyMWg.jpg)
     
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    If that is on a slab you will need to open up the wall opposite the drain end of the tub to get access to repair.
     
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  4. connecticut_p

    connecticut_p New Member

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    thank you....just may be an issue as it’s kitchen cabinet on the opposite wall and a tight cabinet at that.

    any idea how much it may cost to have the tub and elbow drain replaced? ....the tub is a little old and I wouldn’t mind replacing it before selling the home
     
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    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Somewhere between $3000 and $15000. You have to remember that a tub is set before the walls and floor are. There is also a big variance in pricing depending on what the new surround is finished with, and what valves and shower hardware are installed.
     
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