Leaky tub drain

tom_g_dcNovember 26, 2012

Hi. I have an old house (built 1939) with an inset cast iron tub. The drain is slowly leaking. I bought a tub drai wrench - two actually a and broke both I the process of trying to get it to budge. Even with all my strength and adding an 18 pipe for leverage (for what I estimate to to about 1500 inch lbs of torque) I couldn't turn it. So now I'm left with two options. I can try to Dremel it out but I'm concerned it is so old it may now be a standard size or something like that and who knows the status of the pipe threads.. Alternatively, is there a product I can apply to the underside (like a plumbers putty or alternative) around the old gasket to help seal it, The leak is real slow so even just a little but might do it. What would you recommend?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tjdabomb

Try copious amounts of WD40 and let it soak in for a few days.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 12:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench are better.

Worst case use a small Dremel cutting wheel or stone to make notches in the ring and a chisel and hammer to turn it.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 1:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tjdabomb

Sounds like a job I wouldn't want to do!!! :p

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 5:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Electric Water Heater Problem
I have an electric water heater; about a month ago...
aeharris63
Details of a new residential water service
I'm in the planning stages of replacement for my 55...
dgeist
Salt-free water conditioning
Hi all, Considering installing a water softener in...
tucker_troy
Quality of what general contactor is providing
I don't feel qualified to inspect my new home currently...
Larry Lotter
Marble shower panels valve replacement :( !!!
We have a couple of bathrooms with a single handle...
Vamsi Kodavanty
Sponsored Products
Speed of Light Shower Curtain
$69.99 | Dot & Bo
Autumn Stone Veneer Beverage Tub
$229.00 | FRONTGATE
8-Oz. True Blue Vanilla Fondant
$7.99 | zulily
Marion Folding Shower Seat with Backrest - Off-White
Signature Hardware
Shell Petite Wooden Footstool
Grandin Road
Double Equal Bowl TruGranite Kitchen Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Shagadelic Chenille Shag Light Blue Round: 3 Ft. x 3 Ft. Rug
$42.95 | Bellacor
DreamLine Aqua 48x58-inch Frameless Hinged Tub Door
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™