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RenePF
09-13-2010, 08:56 PM
I am replacing a bathtub. The typical drain assemby uses slip nuts rather than solvent welded PVC pipe. It seems to me that welded PVC would be a better and more reliable method. What is recommended and why.

Terry
09-14-2010, 12:03 AM
Codes now prefer the solvent weld waste and overflows for tubs.
The slip joints can leak.

Redwood
09-14-2010, 08:33 AM
Sometimes you just have to believe your gut feelings when you look at a product and it seems cheesy...

hj
09-14-2010, 01:43 PM
With the glued drains you only get ONE chance to do it correctly.

RenePF
09-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Thanks to all the responded. I think I am going to try the pvc weld path. I feel more confident in it. I have existing brass parts and may combine it with Fernco rubber adapters and pvc. Okay?