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chechnya
11-08-2005, 10:10 PM
Hey there,

So i was planning on replacing the tub and sheetrock around my old tub(house was built in mid 70's) and the tub itself. When i looked into where the drain/overflow meet the actual hole in the ground, i saw that the actual pipe that is in the concrete is rusted atleast 4-6 inches down and, i was wondering how i fix that? Im about to rip out the bathtub anyway so i dont know if theres anyway to actually chip out the concrete and make a new connection. I am almost certain that i will not be able to, because i already have a good 2-3 inches of space below the slad.

I recall seeing something about using some type of plastic pipe through your old pipes that way they dont have to re-run your pipes. Any help is appreciated!

alhurley
11-13-2005, 08:46 PM
are you referring to the drain? If so, who cares? I'd be more concerned about the source of the rust. :confused:

chechnya
11-14-2005, 04:48 AM
Well the rust is obviously from the water that has not been draining correctly. No telling how long its been like that.

Ill post a picture on how it is.

http://neweradev.us/bathtub.jpg


As you can see the drain is rotten deep below the foundation, and i need to make a new connection from the bathtub drain to the drain INCASED in concrete. But if the pipe incased in concrete is rotting, how can that be fixed?