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    rincewind, Spud1, Zergle, Leo in NJ

    your p-trap is plugged and you can't snake it clear from above.

    If the strainer basket isn't separate ly removable from the drain flange itself, unscrewing the drain with a spud wrench will remove the whole drain, unscrewing it from the pipe beneath.

    Unscrewing this without being able to counter the twist on the pipe beneath risks breaking that horizontal leg of the drain. Tubs are supposed to be installed with this in mind, and an access hatch build into the wall behind the faucets, and the slab or floor beneath the tub is open, hollow, to give room for the p-trap. Should be able to reach in under there from the other side of the faucet wall.

    The actual seal of the drain flange to the tub is done with "plumber's putty" which is squashed in between the metal and the porcelain. There will also be a gasket between the pipe below and the tub undersurface at the drain hole.

    don't always believe what you think...

    by claude on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:31:26 AM PDT

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