Overflow Gasket

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  1. Sep 12, 2018 #1

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    Currently replacing the overflow gasket in jacuzzi tub but I’m running into an issue. I’ve never seen an overflow system like the one I have in the tub which is a turn style overflow system. First of all, the overflow tube extends from the hole and into the tub approximately 3/4 of an inch. Secondly, the old overflow gasket is located in the overflow tube but behind the tub which makes it impossible to remove and replace. Not sure how to replace the overflow gasket without tearing up the tile that surrounds the tub or installing an access panel in the tile. Can anyone please help me out with ideas? Thank you...


     

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    Do you have an access panel behind the tub?
     
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    The gasket goes behind the tub
     
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    Unfortunately no because the shower sits Adjacent to where the overflow system is located on the tub. If the tub was flipped 180, then that would have been perfect to install an access panel
     
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    I just don’t have access behind the tube where the overflow gasket is.
     
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    Push the overflow back and slip in gasket
     
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    Ahhhh ok, so push the overflow back behind the tub and replace the gasket that way? Do you think I will have issues getting the overflow back into the hole once I replace the gasket?
     
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    No push it just enough to get gasket in just be careful not to drop gasket in wall
     
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    729CFCE0-ADE5-4998-A682-AD342DFD6D21.jpeg 9337868C-52CF-4E56-BFC4-C74BB62D04ED.jpeg 27706DF3-7641-40D3-A250-20D6A88126B3.jpeg Appreciate the updates. Well as I was trying to replace the overflow gasket, part of the overflow tube became disconnected at the mid section and dropped behind the tub. Minor setback... I’m now in the process of installing a tile access panel so that I can have access to the plumbing to include the overflow gastket. I think that’s the best solution then tearing up the sub floor under the tub from the first floor to get access. Let me know what you think
     
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    Thats what should have been done in the first place. You are on the right path.
     
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    Thanks guys!!! I’ll post pictures of the final product. If anyone has anymore advise or tips please let me know!
     
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    So far so good guys. Now I have access to overflow tube!
     

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    That looks fantastic nice work but if that piece broke off that easily then I would assume all the plumbing that's in that picture is the same obviously it was not done correctly might want to think about redoing some of it?
     
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    Hmmmm good point didn’t think about that. I’ll take a good look at the plumbing tomorrow and thank you for the heads up.
     
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    Another reason I believe that the overflow tube came off easily is because the builder cut the bottom tube at an angle as you can see in the last picture I posted which limit the attachment on one side of the top portion of the tube. Also, the builder didn’t use any of that purple primer on any of the connections. It looked as if the job was rushed if you ask me.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm talking about even with that wacky angle of a cut if they use proper primer and PVC cement that joint will never come apart
     
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    Yeah it’s just the small pertinent things that they missed but hey things happen for a reason. Now I’m creating a tile access panel to always have access to the plumbing and to look at the condition of the subfloor since I did have a leak.
     
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    A lot of times they will just use glue on the overflow since it isnt being used often. Some guys dont like taking purple primer on a finish. One spill and something expensive can get ruined.
     
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    Can anyone help me or know of a store or online site that sells large overflow gaskets? The measurements on the one I have is 3 1/2 OD and roughly 2 1/2 ID. I haven’t had any luck online and at the stores.
     

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    Go to a good plumbing supply house. Not a box store. You might have to buy the whole overflow kit just to get the gasket.
    Take your piece with out.
     

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