bathroom drain pipe

Old 11-01-02, 06:32 PM
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bathroom drain pipe

thanks for your help on my previous question. Now I have another. we got the tub out easily enough but the pipe that has the drain and overflo came out. Don't think it was connected properly to begin with because the whole outside corner of the tub was rusted out. That is why we were replacing the tub. The pipe doesn't seem to be broken anywhere but seems like they tried to seal the joints with tar. Is this an acceptable way to seal joints in Florida? What is the correct way for us to reseal it to put it back in. We are on concrete and this pipe slides inside the one in the floor. Thanks for your help.
Old 11-01-02, 08:43 PM
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Still working at it, huh? Good for you! Glad you got the tub in.

I am assuming that something is missing or got broken but your assumptions is right - you don't use tar! Please look at the below link - go to #4 and click the picture - if you are missing any of this hardware or shall I say, get new pipe fittings! Depending on where you go, you should be able to pick up a handout on how-to so it will go easy. They are pretty easy to install as long as you do what it says. the tail piece that you mentioned is what slid out of the p-trap - It may be necessary to replace the p-trap but if in doubt about what you have, bring it with you to the store.

Hope this helps!
Old 11-01-02, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the help. Going to buy new pipe tomorrow. Hope the p-trap is ok because it is embedded in concrete. The house sits on a slab and half the plumbing runs thru the concrete. Oh what I wouldn't give for a basement

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