What type of bathtub drain


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Old 10-16-22, 02:46 PM
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What type of bathtub drain

I am having a hard time figuring out what kind of drain my tub is. I am sorry if this has been asked a million times.




I do plan on cleaning it out before installation. There are no threads other than the center.
 

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Old 10-16-22, 02:55 PM
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I do plan on cleaning it out before installation.
I'm not following. Installation of what ?

This is what most tub drains look like.....
 
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Drain valve

I guess I would be looking for a gate. Looking at home Depot or Lowe's most drains or gates seem to thread into pvc pipe. This pipe doesn't have threads and I can move it around with my fingers.
original problem was we couldn't take a bath because there was no way to plug the drain.

 
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We may have problems. That drain fitting looks rare.
I've never seen one where the shoe isn't screwed into the fitting.

Ok... be careful.... your grate is a critical part of that type of drain.
Don't put any water in there... it'll go right into the ceiling below.
With yours.... the bolt thru the grate appears to hold the drain in place.

I added a red arrow to your first pictures. It looks like there needs to be a gasket between the drain fitting and the bottom of the tub.... right at the arrow. Is there a chance it fell into the floor when you took the grate off ?

You can get a grate with a center bolt hole and gasket.... but there needs to be a seal between the drain and the tub. Do you have access under the tub ?

I searched for an hour and only found one install similar but not the exact same as yours.
You see the gasket between the fitting and the tub.

I'm going to leave a PM for one of my fellow moderators to check in here.
If we can't help you I'd recommend going directly to a plumbing supply.
Very doubtful a home improvement store will have what you need.
 
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I do have very limited access under the bathtub. I will provide a picture this evening. There was no gasket between the tub and the pipe.
 
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I can see dirt residue that looks like there once was a trim ring or grate. Has that part broken off? It appears the part with the threads might be broken off inside the drain fitting concealing the threads since part of the grate is still in place.
 
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It kinda looks like there may be a piece inside the drain pipe, I tried to unscrew them with some decent force and they wouldn't budge a part. To be fair I did just move into this house, this drain is disgusting sorry for your eyes.


 
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What did you do to get to this point ?
Pull out just the grate screw ?
Did something crack or break ?

If that is a broken piece of the grate assembly stuck inside the fitting then you'd need to use a removal tool..... Bathtub drain tool
 
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Yes, that is all I did. It was operational before I tried just couldn't take a bath because of no drain plug. I don't believe there is anything broken or it would have been very clean break which I'm sure is possible.
 
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Then you'll need to go to a plumbing supply. You'll need the gasket that looks like is there in one of the last pics between the drain fitting and the bottom of the tub. You can probably get a replacement grate. I don't think you're going to find a grate/stopper combination.

You may have to use a drain stopper mat. Stopper mat
 
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Bath tub drain.

I have a very similar drain in both of my home's bathtubs. PJ's descriptions and analysis is correct.
I've always thought it was a very poor design, but (thankfully) I've never had any leaks! (fingers crossed)

Steve
 
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Thanks for the information.
 
 

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