Originally Posted by journeyman
cross threading is when you dont thread a fitting properly and it gets threaded in at an angle. it happens alot with tubs because you are threading metal into plastic. john is referring to the strainer and shoe that mount to the bottom of the tub. once you cross thread the only thing you can do is start over.
Ohhh! Ok. Thank you. I will have to be careful of that if/when I install a new tub. If I'm understanding it correctly, I sometimes crossthread lids to my drinks (as well as jam jars) when I'm trying to put them back on. I somehow get them at an angle. I really need to find some exercises to do to improve my coordination and hand strength.
So, putting just the shoe on would make it easier to get it on straight-- since it will be a symmetrical shape, right? And then the pipes get hooked in...