No hub cast iron Imperfect vent connection

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  1. May 24, 2017 #81

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    My tub directions call for a tail piece and waste pipe stub to connect to my tub no hub cast iron. What should I be looking for at the plumbing store?


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    How are you going to access the cleanout if you need it?
    If you use a cleanout tee instead of a tapped santee and turn it toward the wall. then you cover it with a chrome cleanout cover like the one Frodo mention earlier. I would use a plastic plug though. Those brass ones can be a real ***** to get out when you need to use it.

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    Thought maybe you had that all figured out. Tried to tell you to use a 1-1/2" DWV brass p-trap and trap arm.

    Maybe you can just use a 2" CI x 1-1/2" steel Mission band.
    use a brass nipple so just the threads stick up through the finished floor.
    The tubular brass has to fit inside the nipple. Then you just use a slip joint nut and washer to attach the tail pc from the drain. The picture of the tub drain above, I used ABS plastic. That bottom escutcheon on the floor lifts up and a slip joint is just under it. You rough it in to high and the escutcheon won't cover it or to low and you can't get the nut on ithttp://www.missionrubber.com/Products/Finder.php?FromSize=Any&FromType=Any&ToSize=2.00&ToType=K
     
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    So behind that wall is a closet. I was going to drill holes in the closet wall and cover them with the chrome plates and use that as my access point.

    Yes a cleanout tee would be easier to access since I can face it the correct way. I'll see if the plumbing store has em. Thanks.
     
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    Got a proper cleanout and installed them. The plumbing ship didn't have plastic plugs. Rubbed some petroleum jelly on the brass plus and I'll hope for the best.
     
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    David, tried attaching tubular brass and a slip joint nut to the drain body supplied by the tub supplier. Didn't seem stable.

    Here's the drain body:

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    Called the tub manufacturer --> they recommended Island tub drain ITD-35. (ABS)

    It allows you to connect a free standing tub to a drain without access from below.

    Upon further inspection I found Island tub drains offers a cast iron model ITD-357. Cool video - makes things seem simple.

    https://osb.ca/products/tub-shower-WC/tub/freestanding-tub-drains/ID357.php#tab-youtube

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  7. May 28, 2017 #87

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    So your tub has a built in overflow like a sink. That would explain the hole in the side of the drain fitting.

    I have never seen that type of drain connection. I'm old school and I am often leery of some innovative ideas that are not tried an true.

    Good luck with that and I hope it last a long time.

    You may want to use a threaded tail piece. use a heavy 17 gauge tubular brass

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