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To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 21, 2019 5:32 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 21, 2019 6:41 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 21, 2019 8:21 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 22, 2019 9:46 AM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 22, 2019 11:03 AM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 22, 2019 3:52 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 22, 2019 6:37 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 22, 2019 6:47 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 22, 2019 8:40 PM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 23, 2019 12:18 AM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by Steve [MA]) Jun 23, 2019 6:49 AM
       To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Jun 23, 2019 8:31 AM

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To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2019 5:32 PM
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RR,

Thanks for the recommendation of the Gerber PVC tub drain assembly.

Do you use glue on these for the connections, and if so what type of glue?

I was reading online for my state (code) that you need to have an access panel behind the drain if you are going to use slip joint connections, so glue seems like the only option for this.

Thanks.

--72.188.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2019 6:41 PM
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Hi,

We always had an access panel behind the tub. In my area it was standard for years when houses were built.

So I have only ever used the slip nut ones. Now that you mention it, I cant think of any cases in which we have really needed the access cover.

Of course needed to upgrade tub faucets, but most of those are done now. Rare case we need to replace a bad cartridge. In which case we use the shut off in the access door. If a lot of junk in the way like in a closet we shut off whole house.

I am not recommending this since not to code. But can tell you what I would do.

Just use the slip nut one and use pipe dope to coat all around the bevel washer and the threads of the nut.

Does sort of glue everything but can be removed. Gives a better seal and stops any nuts from getting loose.

On some of the cheaper kitchen drain slip nuts. Over time with just the expansion caused by hot water going down. Some nuts seem to work loose.

But I never had the problem with the tub drains.

maybe some of the plumbers here will know of a way to pass code. --73.152.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2019 8:21 PM
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Thanks, that sounds like a good idea. I want to go with the plastic drain because it sounds like it will last longer than the brass. --72.188.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 9:46 AM
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I could create an access panel for this...but the rear wall is in the living room so I think it might look tacky to have one there. --72.188.xxx.xx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 11:03 AM
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Yes sounds like a good idea.

I also think the PVC ones could last longer.

Most newer houses in my area seem to do the same now. They have a wall for an access.

But they do not install one anymore. Just is Sheetrock. --73.152.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 3:52 PM
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Is the problem with using the purple primer/glue the curing or setting time? I was thinking of having the plumber glue the PVC. --72.188.xxx.xx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 6:37 PM
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Can see if plumber has any tricks.

But answer is no. The pipes dont fit tight enough for glue they use the bevel washer.

Just stay with you plan. Like new houses you can always cut out Sheetrock if ever an emergency. And then patch of go back with a access door.

Should not have to. And there is a much greater chance of having to do that for a problem with the faucet or other plumbing. Not for the tub drain.

I still like the slip fit ones. Easier to align and install. But just noticed. For standard height tub they do make a glue together model.

Lookup Gerber 41-510 and 41-572 --73.152.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 6:47 PM
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Again I would myself stick with slip fit.

But if you want glue on and have a taller tub. On those I think the only difference is the riser tub and the threaded rod on the linkage is longer.

Looks like the riser tube maybe standard 1 1/2" PVC pipe with the glue on ones. So make a longer one.

Then just buy a longer piece of brass threaded rod or order a rod from Gerber for the taller slip on model and use.

May not hurt to double check with Gerber tech support.

Just to give some options

--73.152.xx.xxx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 8:40 PM
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OK thanks again. I'm overthinking it, it probably isn't a huge deal. Just so many different decisions to make. >: --72.188.xxx.xx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 12:18 AM
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View some videos on You Tube about bathroom renovations along with different materials. Found many on You Tube helpful. Remember install procedures are different for PVC then ABS. --147.194.xxx.xx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 6:49 AM
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J [FL], IMO if you trust your plumber enough to properly install your owner supplied tub, why not trust him enough to select, provide and install the correct drain for it? Presumably he is a licensed plumber who should know what your local code requires. Then he will be responsible for any code violations as well as any performance problems with the drain.

--96.237.xx.xx




To RR78 (re: drain) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 8:31 AM
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Yes, sounds like a good idea. --72.188.xxx.xx



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