Tub Drain

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Jakehale, May 12, 2006.

  1. Jakehale

    Jakehale New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Hello Folks,,, got another stumper here (for me) Working on the old bathroom remodle..

    Having a little problem with my tub drain. I am replacing my tub and after I disconnected everything and got the tub out of the way I went to remove the overflow and drain assembly from the floor (Slab), well to my surprise, it just popped off, no tools required. Leading to my problem. As you have already figured the whole tube was rotted through. What I see now is a hole in my slab, and in the bottom of that hole I have a fitting that goes down into the ground with more concret around it. I have tried to screw in another pipe but it no worky. I am thinking the threads are corroded so bad nothing will bit or that some of the threads from the overflow and drain valve are stuck in there. I have used a wire brush and ran around the threads that I see, but the pipe still wont start.

    Any Ideals? I am not a plumber and I dont have one of those huge tap and die sets. I am open for any kind of help and gladly accept them all! If my only resort is to call in the pro's anyone got a ideal at what I would be looking at for a posible repair and more inportantly $$$$$$.

  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    No way to tell, because there are several points where the pipe could have broken off, and each one is a different thread with a different method of removal.
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  4. Jakehale

    Jakehale New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Well this broke off right at the end of the Overflow and drain setup, as it enters the fitting in the floor.

    The Problem

    What your looking at there is the hole in the slap and the drain in the bottom. I have refered to it as a fitting a couple time. But basically what you see is where the overflow and drain valve broke off at.

    Hope this helps

  5. phxrt

    phxrt New Member

    May 20, 2006

    I am replacing a tub as well and am facing a similar issue. What did you end up doing? Did you have a to call a plumber? Jackhammer out the p-trap?

  6. Jakehale

    Jakehale New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    I ended up knocking the slab out a little bit (about 2 more inches, and ran a piece of PVC into the and then hooked everything up,,,, i did (oh my) put some silicone around where the PVC goes into the drain just as a precaution.
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