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Here’s a question from our 6/8/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Steve from California says, “I’m replacing my old fiberglass tub with a new acrylic tub and surround. After removal and cleanup, I noticed that the steel overflow and wastewater drain assembly slides up and down and rotates. There’s a rubber seal where it goes into the P-trap pipe. Is this so it can move to adapt to the new tub or am I not that lucky?”

We tell Steve it is supposed to be able to slide up and down, but there should be a nut to tighten so that the rubber seal will keep the tub from rotating.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the June 8 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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