Drain Pipe snapped under the Bathtub

Old 01-10-02, 02:40 PM
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Drain Pipe snapped under the Bathtub

Please help

does anyone know of a temporary/permanent way to fix a jagged end of a pipe that has snapped, a clamp or something...

Right underneath the "T" that connects the bathtub drain and the overflow drain, I have manage to snap an old pipe...... I am guessing rethreading the pipe is out of the question because the pipe has a manufactured bulged right at the break.


Old 01-11-02, 12:52 PM
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Replace the tub drain. Not that difficult or expensive, assuming you have some access to the drain end of the tub. (If you managed to snap the pipe, you must.) A new drain assy. will include everything you need.
Old 01-11-02, 10:46 PM
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Replacing the drain Shoe

I have replaced at leat 500 Drains in my refinishing business and have snapped a few myself so I know what you are going through. Do you have access from behind and beneath the bathtub? Sometimes you need to cut a hole in the wall and work from there. The only time I was not able to fix one that snapped was when the tub sat on a concrete foundation and there was no access from a wall behind. We do have what is known as a drop in Drain. They are sold by a company called WATCO PLUMBING. You can see a picture of one at our site. They drop in right over the existing drain.
Old 01-13-02, 11:13 AM
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fixed it

I had access to the pipes through a closet, the break was underneath the "T" that connects the drain shoe and the overflow, the peice that broke is sometimes called the tail piece.
see attchment...

I fixed it with a rubber boot that had a heavy duty clamp on both ends.... works nicely..

Old 01-13-02, 12:16 PM
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Drain Pipe

OK got you now. That's great you had enough access to
get the boot on. I imagine it should work great since the water is just a gravity drain with no pressure on it.
Good Luck

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