Drain pipe fell during replacing the flange.

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Old 08-20-17, 11:48 AM
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Drain pipe fell during replacing the flange.

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We remodel the bathroom and replace the tiles around the tub and I wanted to replace the old stopper and the drawing flange. But after I took off the upper part of the drawing flange the button part that is located under the tub fell. (the drain shoe) Probably I was shaking when I unscrewed the drain flange.

Now, Is there a way to put it back ?
I hope that I will not have to replace the tub.... Thank you.

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Was not able to post your picture in your post. This is the picture from the link. I added labeling to your picture.

It looks like the threaded part of the drain pipe threads may have broken off in the fitting.

What is below that tub..... the ceiling from another floor ?
You will probably need bottom access to the tub for a repair.
 
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unfortunately it is a condo
 
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Can I buy something and screw it there ?
 
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Hello, please help

hello, please help...
 
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Could you use a bent metal rod (fatter than a coat hanger) to reach down into the drain pipe and pull it back up?

Now if a part broke or cracked or rusted requiring replacement, you will have to go downstairs, break open the ceiling, repair/replace the applicable parts, and repair the ceiling.

You would be responsible for all this except in some condominiums the parts below floor level might be a common responsibility because they are physically situated in common space.
 
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Old 08-21-17, 11:14 PM
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The problem is it looks like there are only a few threads left on the drain pipe. Even if you were able to use something to pull it back up..... there are no threads to fasten to.

You may need to go to the condo association to see how it's handled. I can only see what the pipe looks like from you've posted but a further problem is that since it just swung down like that.... the other end is also loose now and will probably leak.
 
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Is the tub against wall where you can go through the other side?
 
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How it wasn't leak before ?

I found the drain pipe that felt and I am planning to attach it back where it was and to put silicone or some kind of glue and hope that I will not leak like it was not leaking before, What do You think ?
 
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Old 08-22-17, 07:05 AM
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Not a chance of it not leaking. Let us know if you find a cure.
 
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Why ? It was not leaking before...
 
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should i try use silicone or Thread Sealant to seal it ?
 
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or pipe joint compound ? Thank You =)
 
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Look for access from a closet next to the tub.
 
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As soon as you touched it it broke, Was almost there before and you gave final death.Bottom of the pipe has broken off also I would think.
 
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this is the pipe :

Eastman 1-1/2 in. Brass Waste and Overflow Shoe-35238 - The Home Depot

How the 2 pieces connected from the beginning ?
 
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Old 08-23-17, 07:36 PM
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The diagram shows how your tub drain flange attaches to the overflow tube.
 
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