I'm replacing my exisitng tub with a whirlpool tub.
My home is on a concrete slab, so I rented a jack hammer, and have dug
enough to expose the trap. The old trap is cast iron, and in good shape. Can
anyone recommend options on connecting the cast iron drain to my new tub.
The trap is about 2' under the floor. Removing the old trap would also mean
moving the vent. Is there a solution that would use a flexible connection?
You didn't say how far off the connection is. 6" away? 2 feet away?
Moving the trap should not necessitate relocating the vent (unless
you have to move backward on the drain).
How about posting an ASCII sketch?
V | |new
V | |location
Wish I knew what an ASCII sketch was, I'll give more detail.
Old tub was a standard 30" wide model. Drain is centered 13" from wall,
needs to be moved 3" to a 16" center, towards the vent. I'm hoping not to
move the trap, as I will need to move the vent as well.
I'm hoping to find a way to leave the trap in place, and connect with a
flexible hose, if this is possible, and acceptable. I want to do this right.
I've got the trap exposed, and not sure what to do next.
Acceptable and flexible?? Probably not.
Go browse the plumbing aisle at HD/Lowes, etc. Pick up
a couple of Fernco or Mission-style drain couplings (rubber)
which will fit the existing drain stub out and the tub drain fitting.
If there is room under the tub, get a few PVC pipe fittings to make
Maybe get some rubber hose at an auto parts store which will
permit the shift in position without collapsing the hose.
Thanks for replying.
I called a plumber, who will be back tomorrow to install a new trap (PVC).
Says it's within code, and gives the three inches I need. Also told me that
getting to the trap was the expesive part, his time and parts will be under
$100 (wa hoo) Said this is very common in the area I live.
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