Re: Fiberglass shower drain installation
Posted by Terry Love on May 13, 1999 at 02:01:45:
In response to Re: Fiberglass shower drain installation

: I'm putting in a new fiberglass shower. The drain assembly is brass and has a rubber ring that is compressed with a large notched brass ring to seal the drain to the 2" PVC drain stem. Should the rubber ring be coated inside and out with plumber's grease to give the ring a better seal. One plumber friend says "No" and the supplier says "yes". What has your experience shown? Thanks for your comments....Cool and sunny here at the New Jersey shore.....Austin

I would say no. For assembly purposes, I have used soap. Not for sealing, but to cut the friction between pipe and rubber seal, which eventually washes out.

When I can, I prefer the solvent weld shower drains for fiberglass shower stalls. Sometimes when shower get "soft" the pipe will move on the rubber seal.
http://www.oatey.com/products/drains/42093.html

Terry





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