07:09AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 10/31/06
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Hi, thanks to all who helped me with this it possible to repair/replace a tub drain trap and/or nipple yourself? Or is it impossible to do with out a Pro? The pipe itself is fine but the 'nipple' is rotted out thus leaking whenever the shower/bath is on. What do you think?



11:37AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Normally the nipples are galvanized and the traps are brass thus you get electrolytic action from dissimilar metals coming into contact with one another (ferrous metals and non ferrous).

Once you try to remove the nipple the trap may have to either be re tapped or replaced as the internal threads will be partially blocked by the corroded nipple.

I think you should wait until to try to tackle this project or call a plumbing contract (again wait until Wednesday ) as many plumbing contractors will be playing catch up on all the calls that came in over the long holiday.

This repair is something in my opinion should be handled by a professional as older piping is known to crumble once disturbed


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