Like liquid said, p-trap is okay if all glued.Trap isOKAYif not accesiblle, You just need to use one that is a glued trap and not a union body ..
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The old shower drain went into that 1.5" copper pipe on the closet bend fitting. I wasn't going to remove where it attaches to the cast iron, just use adapter
Ferguson's has a rubber flange of some sort which I suspect you insert into flange then carefully hammer the entire thing on.
I didn't think the holes in the joist there were a problem as there are other holes that go thru in that vicinity. (i.e. old shower). Is there some way we can reinforce that? There is another wall below under those joist extensions that will help support weight of a tub full of 100 gal of water.
Right now I'm trying to install a whole house fan before we die. AC won't be fixed until Weds or Thurs and while it isn't as hot as Santee (I used to live in Spring Valley, CA), it is much more humid.
Yeah, I didn't realize how easy the soil pipe cutter worked and that the pipe wasn't as heavy as I thought. I was looking at it and thinking that it might be hard to cut the pipe right below that Wye at the top (that attachs to the vent) as there isn't much room for the cutter. But since the plan is to remove it all the way to the basement, might not the sledge hammer method work? Then again I can probably cut it from the room below near the ceiling and lift it up after cutting the copper.That would be much better. The tub drain now should be run over and down into the wall and tie into the vertical stack with a Wye fitting. Putting a Wye fitting back were the 1 1/2" was originally connected would be considered an improper connection.
I didn't really expect those wires to be up on top of that pipe... so when I started cutting the subfloor... oh well.. Yes, the goal is to find out where they go and run new wire. But that might not be easy. A friend did tell me I replace the wire completely, I could just put in a junction box there with the opening facing down thru the ceiling below with a flat plate on it for access.What happened to the electric wires? Hope you plan on replacing them before you close it all up.