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Question DetailsAsked on 6/25/2016

I have a shower drain pipe that fits too loose in my new three piece shower drain. How do I fix this problem

The existing drain pipe is smaller than 2 inch pipe. When I try to glue the shower drain onto the pipe the fit is to loose for the glue to bond.

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I think maybe you are either mixing up glued and threaded pipe, or need an adapter from maybe 2 inch to 1-1/2 inch. Because you are talking about gluing the drain onto the drain pipe, I think you are maybe missing the info on how this is usually done - a threaded compression fitting (like is commonly used under sinks) is normally used to join the drain (DWV) pipe to the sink/drain fitting - like this - called a trap adapter or trap fitting, so it can e taken back apart with out cutting pipe to clean the trap or replace the drain fitting. A compression fitting tailpie would not be the same pipe size as standard PVC or ABS DWV pipe - so yes the fit would not be the proper interfereance fit for glueing :


http://bathtubdrainz.blogspot.com/201...


Though sometimes the compression fitting is part of the drain fitting like this -


http://cdn1.tmbi.com/TFH/Projects/FH0...


Other types have a compression fitting on the drop tube from the drain that threads directly onto external male threads on the drain fitting where it sticks out below the tub, and has a flare on the bottom to match up for gluing to standard DWV plastic pipe.


I would contact the manufacturer about the connection details, or take the drain fitting (all parts) and your drain pipe size to local plumbing suppoly shop (NOT a box store) to have them explain what your need or your options.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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