Bathtub Drain Problem

Old 01-26-07, 09:44 AM
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Bathtub Drain Problem

Posted this on 1/24/07 on the Toilet, Sinks, Tubs, and Showers forum and have not received any comments or suggestions. Need help!!

I have a 35 year old bathtub installation. Screws holding overflow cover have rusted off and drain mechanism is broken. Plumber suggests busting
out tile to get to drain pipe for total replacement. I think that screws can be
drilled out and hole tapped for mounting new plate. Is this practical?
Then, will new pop-up drain fit threads in brass tub drain? Don't want to
destroy existing drain insert only to find that new plastic threads will not fit.
Overflow must be fixed since shower water leaks through the opening to floor, but drain can be functional with a rubber stopper.
Thanks for any help.
Old 01-26-07, 10:09 AM
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If you have a wall behind the tub that is where you want to open up access, you don't bust out the tile wall if you have any other options.

Trying to fix something thats 35 years old is not a good idea.

Sorry for the negative.

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Cut open the ceiling. It would easier to get to tub drain. Replace it and there is probable a drum trap. Replace it with a p trap.

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