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    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.

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    Codes now prefer the solvent weld waste and overflows for tubs.
    The slip joints can leak.

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    Sometimes you just have to believe your gut feelings when you look at a product and it seems cheesy...

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    With the glued drains you only get ONE chance to do it correctly.

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    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?

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