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    Question Fixing small leak in bath drain

    I just installed a new cast iron bath and have found a very minor leak at the 90 turn in the drain shoe. I used teflon pipe dope on that junction. I would guess it leaks less than 1 cc (10 drops?) when draining a full tub (I left a small bucket below the U joint in the event of a problem) . Do these type of leaks ever seal themselves with use (dirt or calcium deposits?) Removal of the tub is not an option I relish and I'm not sure what I would do differently with the fine thread shoe joint. Any advise? Thanks, Bill

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    DIY Senior Member thezster's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Fort Collins, Colorado


    In my experience, leaks get bigger over time, not the reverse... fix it right.... if not the first time, then the second.... you'll save sleep...


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