01:45PM | 02/06/13
Hi...I've replaced the drain basket in a whirlpool tub, only to find the drain is leaking because the drain shoe is not coming close to putting sufficient pressure on the shoe gasket (from beneath) to create a proper seal. The gap between the shoe and the tub, even with the gasket, seems too large...should I sandwich two gaskets between the shoe and tub bototm to bridge the gap?

This seemed like a very simple replacement, just removing the old drain, and putting a new one in, but right now its become a headache. I'm wondering if there's perhaps some other factor I'm possibly just not considering. Any help appreciated.


10:30PM | 02/07/13
Although there were no replies to this, I thought I would post my successful resolution. Further research into the problem revealed that the threads within the shoe had been damaged by multiple attempts at reinstalling the drain, with the shoe not aligned properly. The solution was to replace the shoe, and the new drain screwed into the new unit without difficulty. Barring unforseen problems, this appears to have solved the problem.


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