Bathtub Pipe Spins Around — Is This Normal?

Plumber working in faucet with thermostat

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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