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Most of my tub installs with remodels means I'm installing the tub drains in the floor first, and then dropping the tub down for the win. It's not hard to do. I almost never have access anyway, it's not like the new construction that I started the trade with.
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It may not be hard to do, but w/o access how do you guarantee it's not going to leak? There can be leaks from material defect even with a perfect install.
 

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And yet many of the tubs sold by Kohler have slip joint drains. All of the Geberit drains have them. Yes, code wants glued joints, but she's not doing it where I'm inspecting. Will it work? Yes, I did drains with slip joints for decades. You sure worry a lot.

Take that kohler slip joint drain and throw it in the trash. However, as someone who sells and installs a variety of kohler tubs through the years, i dont recall one coming with its own drain. And to add to that, the kohler Archer tub is the only one i know of that requires the kohler drain kit for it because of the unique overflow design. There is no substitute.

Slip joint trip lever waste, with the plastic plug, thrown quite a few of those away or told the customer to return it and get their money back
 

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Take that kohler slip joint drain and throw it in the trash. However, as someone who sells and installs a variety of kohler tubs through the years, i dont recall one coming with its own drain. And to add to that, the kohler Archer tub is the only one i know of that requires the kohler drain kit for it because of the unique overflow design. There is no substitute.

Slip joint trip lever waste, with the plastic plug, thrown quite a few of those away or told the customer to return it and get their money back
Isn't that the one with the small rectangle overflow? Iirc, even that drain kit is solvent weld.
 

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And yet many of the tubs sold by Kohler have slip joint drains. All of the Geberit drains have them. Yes, code wants glued joints, but she's not doing it where I'm inspecting. Will it work? Yes, I did drains with slip joints for decades. You sure worry a lot.
All of the Gerberit cable actuated drains I've ever installed were solvent weld. Not saying they don't make slip joint but I've never seen one.
 

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I've been plumbing a long time, yes, looked at their websites yesterday evening and they've added the ones that glue up now. It always felt funny to install the old school on some remodels with a customer supplied tub.

nah. make them toss it, or send it back. only thing that should be slip joint is an exposed, finished tub drain. like on a claw foot or pedestal tub where its external,
 

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When I was doing new construction. We used all glue abs waste and overflows, or if they were brass we used 50/50 solder and soldered them up and screwed the bottom of the tee into a female adaptor. That being said I have installed a lot of slip joint waste and overflows on tubs for repair and remodel.
 

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I keep a Gerber# G0041813 Roman Bath Drain Trip Lever in Chrome on the van along with some other internal tub waste parts. It will fit a large range of tub sizes. It's about as cheap as you can get while still being quality brass with brass nuts. I really like the overflow seal. You can solder all the joints if you don't want to use the slip joint connections.

The only time we install plastic tub wastes is when they are specific to that model with no better alternative. Most tubs these days don't have access panels..... until they leak of course. I would never set a tub on a slip joint that I couldn't tighten after the tub is set.
 
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