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What you do is call those bath fitter guys who do those reworks and find out where they buy those retrofit products.
I know of a guy who lost his license doing their shower valves, they paid a fixed price that wasn't enough to pull permits, then turned a blind eye when the "P" word came up...state board pulled their records, then turned on the plumber...nice. For a bath that is simply covered over in plastic, the price isn't that much less than a straight remodel.
The last method of emptying your bath is to simply allow the bath to drain onto a wet floor, generally into a gulley or floor drain. This drain can be through the side or bottom of the bath. A crimped copper pipe controls the exit flow and looks very rustic.
the price isn't that much less than a straight remodel.
That's true but the homeowners love the "it can be done in a day" logic. I certainly don't agree with it at all.
I think the best application is the right way, not a cover up.
What's awesome is those guys always fub up sooner or later, leave a problem and I make money off their mistakes.
They are notorious for burying the drain or faucet and I make more money to straighten it all out. They buy those cheap covers on the valves and makes it look new to the customer "thinking" they've avoided the seriousness of that valve in the wall.
It just costs them more is all.
Some of those kits give a really nice look compared to the alternative of tile...but you have to watch how they're done; any movement in those units and it's guaranteed failure points.
On those rubber washers they make them in all types of sizes in thickness and how hard the rubber is. I keep a good selection of ones I've either removed in good shape or odds and ends type that I've collected over the years. It would take at least a week to find them here at the shop though.
I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. It seems so obvious now. I used a threaded flush bushing to go inside shoe about 3 threads deep then just started my strainer in...no problem. Had to cut the liner hole a little bigger. That wasn't easy with a Rotozip . The customer wasn't happy about the Lift and Turn drain. They really wanted the Kohler trip lever K-7169. Both well know local musicians so I got a few free CDs as a tip.
Man,your not the only one,it's so obvious to me now.
Hindsite is 20/20 eh?
But that still doesn't tell me where the acrylic guys are getting their strainers.
I got a guy over here who does tons of acrylic lick and stick.Been doing them for years.I'll rattle his chain and get some info.Like what do they do when they twist the waste shoe off,does he really replace it or get a plumber.
I know I'm going to run into this problem soon now that it has been put out on the forum to forwarn me...
Just wish I was warned about the tub/shower valve I twisted in two a few weeks ago