Bathtub Leaking into downstairs sroom


Old 07-09-01, 11:38 AM
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Hi! I had Sears plumbing come out to locate a leak in my upstairs bathtubs. My house was built about 20 years ago and the plumbing is shot in the bathrooms (except the toilets) The plumber said that it is the waste overflow in the tubs that are leaking and it will take two men to repair it at a cost of $2,800. I am online looking for directions to do it myself. We have already replaced thekitchen sink and installed a new water heater so I think that I can do it. If anyone can recommend a good book with illustrations or an online site I would appreciate it.
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Old 07-09-01, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
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You can D-I-Y, but you will have to access the tub drain plumbing from through the wall behind it or from underneath.
Here is one type of overflow pipe tub drain assembly to give you an idea:

There may be an illustrated how-to above in the "Repair/Fix-It" Plumbing section, also.
Good Luck!


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