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I installed a new bathtub in my master bath. When I bought the place the masterbath had been damaged from a leak. They had stripped the whole thing. all of my plumbing was intact with the exception of the bathtub. There was only a boken end to the drain pipe. I am ready to do the drain but am not sure how to do a drain trap for the tub. Seems to me I would need one but looking at the remains of the old plumbing and what I see in the hardware stores I don't see anything for a tub drain trap. I have one guy at a small store insisting I don't need one. My common sense says I do. A little advice here would be great.
Posts: 3 | Location: CA | Registered: Dec 29, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I, too, am not sure what the tub drain trap looks like, and I have done work on plumbing drains. I do know you need a riser to the overflow. I'd recommend having a plumber connect the tub drain.
Posts: 12155 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Do be aware that there are decent plumbers and then there are the big bill artists.

Example: Several years ago in SoCA I had a clogged kitchen drain. I tried all the tricks I know without success. I called a plumber friend with a powered drain auger and he had it cleared in about 5 minutes and charged me $49. A neighbor told me later that Roto Rooter charges $150 for the same job. I don't touch drain augers; they are expensive to rent and can be dangerous if you don't have experience with one.

You might want to visit a real plumbing store and ask the clerk what you need.

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traps keep sewer gases from coming back into the house .
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I think this is what a tub drain looks like: https://lh6.googleusercontent..../tub_trap_drain1.jpg

I hope you got your plumbing right in place Smile
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