05-12-2011, 02:52 AM
I have been picking up hints and tips from this forum for a number of years and wanted to say thanks to everyone. I decided to undertake a fiberglass tub replacement with a Sterling Vikrell tub/surround. I figured the demolition would be the tough part, only to find that the builder had cut the subfloor under the tub a little too far back so that it wouldn't support the left end of the tub. I only need to extend it a couple of inches and was looking for ideas. Check out the plumbing job done by the builder in the attached pic, notice how the tub drain is attached to the trap and how they toasted the PVC. I assume I can cut the old mess off back to the straight pipe and install a new trap adding a compression fitting for the new tub drain?