Re: Tub drain question
Posted by Terry Love on October 13, 2002 at 00:32:35:
In response to Re: Tub drain question

: I am installing a new tub in a 1960's house. The drain kit is brass and has a 1.5" tail pipe. My question is can I use a PVC trap. The drain pipes in the wall are 1 1/2" copper. Would I be better of using all copper? Once installed the plumbing is not accessable. Also, on th fine thread of the tail pipe (where it screws into the T junction of the drain and the overflow) do I need pipe tape?

Susan,
The threaded tailpiece needs either Teflon tape or pipe sealant.

A glued PVC p-trap can be used with a "trap adapter".

The make banded couplings that work between copper and schedule 40 plastic.


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