(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Issue with Lining Up Bathtub Drain

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member sanrico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Land of Enchantment
    Posts
    23

    Default Issue with Lining Up Bathtub Drain

    Hello everyone. I bought a replacement bathtub the exact size as the one I took out.

    Before putting in the new tub, I measured the distance of the drain from the wall and they were the same. However, when we put in the new tub, it's off by about an inch or so. I am very confused how this could be and more importantly, how I can fix this (please see picture).

    Will I have to pull the tub out (*shudder*) and extend that pipe? Or is there some sort of flexible something-or-another I can install from here?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Plumbing Contractor for 49 years johnjh2o1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    South*East
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    Sorry to say unless you have access to the back of the tub it must be removed and the drain relocated. It is very rare that the drain location is the same on tubs from different manufactures.

    John
    Last edited by johnjh2o1; 10-11-2009 at 04:32 PM.

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member sanrico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Land of Enchantment
    Posts
    23

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o1 View Post
    It is very rear that the drain location is the same on tubs from different manufactures.

    John
    I'm afraid I didn't understand this sentence. Rare?

  4. #4
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,440

    Default

    It's almost never in the same place unless you get exactly the same model...you'll need to relocate the drain.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  5. #5
    DIY Junior Member sanrico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Land of Enchantment
    Posts
    23

    Default

    You guys were right. I bought a drain kit and it adjusted in seconds. The harder part was getting the tub out again.

    I used come-along straps to pull the tub onto it's side (resting on a plywood sheet. When it was about 45 degrees, I inserted a stud between the tub and the wall so it wouldn't come back down. Of course, I had to climb over the tub to get back there, but I had enough space to quickly replace the drain pipe.

    Thank you all for your help. At least I didn't sit there trying to devise a way to make the wrong pipe work.

  6. #6
    Plumbing Contractor for 49 years johnjh2o1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    South*East
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sanrico View Post
    I'm afraid I didn't understand this sentence. Rare?
    Sorry I meant rare.

    John

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •