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  • Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

    I had a waste and overflow replacement today that drove me nuts

    Old American Standard cast iron tub with an acrylic liner installed over it 2 years ago. Only the tub shoe and overflow cover plate were replaced when the liner was install. Now the tee is leaking, so I cut the whole thing out to install a nice Kohler trip lever. Of course it's a bugger to get to from the access panel. You know, the one where you have to stand on your head sideways just to see the drain.

    The cast iron tub is roughly 3/8" thick at the drain? Now add the acrylic liner that's maybe 3/16". The liner doesn't conform to the recessed area at the drain hole so theres a bit of a gap between the two. I push the strainer through the hole and no threads are showing on the bottom. This is when the curse words start flying.

    Up until today I liked the idea of a liner. Now I'm screwed. Do they make any sort of basket strainer that has longer threads?

    What are my options here?

  • #2
    Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

    So what your saying is, you need a strainer with threads longer than 9/16?!
    Proud To Be Union!!

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    • #3
      Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

      Yes but more like 1 3/4"

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      • #4
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        Gimme a second to run out to my truck.
        Proud To Be Union!!

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        • #5
          Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

          Time's up!

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          • #6
            Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

            We commonly install a Watco waste and overfull drain with a push and pull/tip toe stopper set up, very nice set up.

            I just measured, and from the top of the flange or strainer, to the bottom of the thread is 1-1/2", do you think thats enough?
            Proud To Be Union!!

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            • #7
              Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

              Yea I tried one of those or one like it, the Rapid Fit lift and turn kind. All I could see was 2 threads on the botton of tub. Not even enough to get the thread started without a gasket

              Don't give up on me...keep coming with some ideas

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              • #8
                Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                We install alot of Watco indirect waste and overflows aswell. Have you seen their new direct overflow? Check it out

                http://www.dakotasupplygroup.com/pdf...AprilPlumb.pdf
                You will never expand your mind, if you do not challenge your beliefs.

                By the reading of this post, you acknowledge and agree that the poster shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content contained herein.

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                • #9
                  Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                  I'm not boss. Lemme search the internet.
                  Proud To Be Union!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                    Lucy, splain the Kohler tub waste assy (insert Cuban Accent for the prior). Is it a pop-up type or an internal stopper(like Gerbber)
                    Mike.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                      This might work for yah?

                      http://www.absolutehome.com/home/1/8...drcamext1.html
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                      By the reading of this post, you acknowledge and agree that the poster shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content contained herein.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                        Only with "Gerbit" style wastes


                        I will not post while drinking anymore
                        Last edited by myakka; 08-01-2008, 07:38 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                          Thing I wonder...with the gap between the 3/16" plastic and the CI drain flange I'd worry about cracking the plastic tightening into the shoe.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                            Duckbutter
                            Its sad we are posting on a plumbing site on a friday night. Enough for me , I'm off to the Boston Whaler site! Peace, Out!


                            I will not post while drinking anymore
                            Last edited by myakka; 08-01-2008, 07:39 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Waste & Overflow on a Tub Liner

                              Sorry
                              Point is, Plumbing is real(sometimes too real) Go find a hobby for the weekend! My escape is with an old boat that wont sink...go find yours.
                              Mike

                              I will not post while drinking anymore
                              Last edited by myakka; 08-01-2008, 07:39 PM.

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