Drop in tub problem

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Old 08-14-20, 09:24 PM
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Drop in tub problem

So long story short I used one of these drop in drains for the freestanding tub
https://osb.ca/products/product-feature ... -drain.php

Ive tested the tub several times when not in the drain and it holds water. I think whats happening is when I drop the tub in the brass tail pipe is coming loose and it's cause it to leak.

Anyone work with these before and have any tips? I'm getting close to opening the ceiling below and cutting this thing out and just plumbing it out right in.
 
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Old 08-14-20, 09:48 PM
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If the drain is tight to the tub..... it's not coming loose.
Is the flange 100% flat to the floor ?
Is the tailpiece long enough to engage the drain ?

 
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Well it's tight when I drop the tub in and loose when I pull it out.
tail pipe is long enough to engage the flange
 
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Old 08-15-20, 04:38 AM
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Well it's tight when I drop the tub in and loose when I pull it out.
tail pipe is long enough to engage the flange forsure.
was thinking of trying one of these to see if it helps.

https://www.lowes.ca/product/under-s...ece-pipe-26041
 
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Old 08-15-20, 06:53 AM
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If, as you say, you have taken it in and out multiple times, I wonder if you have somehow damaged the special rubber seal. The instructions indicate that you shouldn't cut the tailpiece as it can cause a leak. I assume this is due to sharp edges. So in my estimation, it could even be damaged the first time you insert it unless its done very carefully.
 
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Pipe wasnt cut and has a tapered edge.

Its real snug to put in. I'm guessing the pressure to get the pipe in is dislodging it .
 
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Assuming it's not damaged, lube the pipe with silicone grease before you insert it. (available in the plumbing section).
 
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The kit comes with a package of lubricant.
Are you using at least two people to install the tub ?
The only way I can think the tailpipe would loosen is if the tub was not put down perfectly straight and the pressure on the tail pipe caused it to jump a few threads.
 
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Yeah we used 3 people. I guided it from the bottom while two steered holding it.

Either way I think you were right PJ in that it was jumping threads from stressing pipe
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Ihad my neighbour come over who's used this flange before.

He noticed that the flange pipe seemed to be off on a slight angle. Not sure if it's because of the tub or whatever.

But we used the the flexible pipe and it seems to be working fine.

I'm guessing that maybe the angle was ever so slight so when I dropped it in it would stress the drain causing the slow leak.

Don't like the idea of a plastic drain pipe but it seems to be working. It's not extended or on any weird angle. It's basically a straight pipe so I'm guessing it will be fine.
 
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