COMMUNITY FORUM

Domcal

07:09AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 10/31/06
13 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hi, thanks to all who helped me with this earlier...is 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?

Domcal

Sylvan

11:37AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
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
8421-tieger_plumbing
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2