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Old 04-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Installed a new fiberglass shower pan, with the brass no caulk drain. I have tryed 2 different rubber gaskets that go into the drain, both seem to fit the 2" PVC in the floor a little loose. When I screw down the jam nut, it doesnt seem to seal, I can see that its not tight around the drain pipe looking down at it with a flashlight. The drain pipe is 2", pan is set on concrete floor. This is a remodel, the old pan that was in there had no leak problem, client wanted new. Am I missing something, is there a "trick" to this? Or is there a better drain to use. Thanks for any help...
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Installed a new fiberglass shower pan, with the brass no caulk drain. I have tryed 2 different rubber gaskets that go into the drain, both seem to fit the 2" PVC in the floor a little loose. When I screw down the jam nut, it doesnt seem to seal, I can see that its not tight around the drain pipe looking down at it with a flashlight. The drain pipe is 2", pan is set on concrete floor. This is a remodel, the old pan that was in there had no leak problem, client wanted new. Am I missing something, is there a "trick" to this? Or is there a better drain to use. Thanks for any help...
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Try calling your local plumber,this is an easy fix and if i tell you it will take work away from a guy who earned something called a license.I dont mean to be rude but you guys need to be stopped,plumbing is not a hobby.
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just looking for a little help, not a better than thou reply...
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just looking for a little help, not a better than thou reply...

No ones better than the other,just wont put a brother out of work.To many guys out there that think they know plumbing and dont charge the going rate and bring our trade down.
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You may get lucky & get 10 or 20 yrs without a problem. Better hire a real pro now to be safe.
I repaired a bathtub drain leak recently that the builder's "pro" had used the appropriate rubber washer under the tub & plumbers putty under the flange above the tub. It took about 12 yrs for it to start leaking. The tub is upstairs, so you can guess the rest.
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Apply some silicone to a new gasket, it will allow the gasket too squeeze that much more tighter around the pipe. Glad I could help you out.
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This tool that comes from Oatey is the best tool to use on no caulk drains.
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Kudos to you on your well trained cats. They are certainly ready for the Feds when they come with our new President's orders to take (or die trying, I'm sure) your guns.
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Throw the rubber gasket away and yarn and pour a lead joint.
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Throw the rubber gasket away and yarn and pour a lead joint.
Hows that work with plastic pipe?
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Hows that work with plastic pipe?
Amazingly well.
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Amazingly well.
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Pouring lead in plastic? Never heard of this. Learn something new each day.
Don't think I'd share it with a S.F. PLUMBING inspector!
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I thought you were being sarcastic. Your'e serious?

Why will the plastic NOT melt when the molten lead hits it?
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I thought you were being sarcastic. Your'e serious?

Why will the plastic NOT melt when the molten lead hits it?
Cold pour it.
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How about packing lead wool over oakum ? NAW
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Lead wool does not meet code, all lead joints must be made with molten lead, single poured.
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What do you meen by "cold pour"?
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