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Old 02-07-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Bathroom floor drain broke

The male receiver for the shower floor plug has broken off. You can see it lying beside the outlet in the picture. I have tried epoxy to glue back as suggested by escape but twice now it has broken off during travel. Do not do it up tight. Does any one know of the entire fitting that the plug screws onto can be removed. Does it screw in like a household bath, or is it glued, in which case i think i am screwed.

I have a normal rubber plug as back up but it tends to pop out during travel.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:55 PM   #2
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You can probably buy a new set and just keep the female part, ask ETI's part guy-Dave.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:10 PM   #3
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Dave was my first priority of call when it happened last year. he suggested glue. I did ask if the fitting was removable and he did not know, maybe I will ask him again.
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I have tried epoxy to glue back as suggested by escape but twice now it has broken off during travel.
What type of epoxy did you use? Maybe try J-B PlasticWeld?
https://www.jbweld.com/product/plasticweld-syringe
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:23 PM   #5
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Dave was my first priority of call when it happened last year. he suggested glue. I did ask if the fitting was removable and he did not know, maybe I will ask him again.
You do not have to remove the drain, just use the new plug that comes with the new drain set....
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:06 PM   #6
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My guess based on the looks of it is that they are using this one made by LaSalle Bristol. Appears it will be very hard to replace. You would need to get to the plumbing on the underside.
www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/LaSalle-Bristol/34465WAR61032.html
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I did use JB weeks, it lasted a few months. re the new drain set. Will the old one unscrew or is it
glued in, does any one know.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:08 PM   #8
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yes I found the same one and suspect you are right. plan b will will be too try and find some sort of compressible one that I can maybe get to stay in place when traveling.
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Something like this from the boating world may do the trick.
A drain plug. They are available in a variety of sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X5VJQJK...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
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I have never screwed mine shut in past 10 years so I'd not fret about it.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:17 PM   #11
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Travelled about 10k on a tough road after 14 days boondocking all the solids from the grey tank (kitchen stuff), was on the floor. I got to clean it, it is spparently my job!!!
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This should work https://www.dyersonline.com/jr-2-bathtub-drain.html
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Some auto parts stores carry a variety of sizes of expanding, rubber seal, toggle plugs....used to plug stripped oil pan drain plugs and the like. Maybe worth a look to meet your travel mode needs.
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Jim has the correct drain replacement for the shower pan. If want to stop odors and backflow into the shower pan and not have to deal with a plug each time you move the trailer install a Hepvo valve in place of your shower/bath sink trap.
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ok so now I know where to get the drain, BUT, I have spray foam underneath. before I start cutting away the foam, does someone know if the drain is accessible from under the trailer. Otherwise I cannot unscrew the old drain, in which case an expandable plug seems the best option.
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Something like this from the boating world may do the trick.
A drain plug. They are available in a variety of sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X5VJQJK...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

Something like that might work but it will need to be much bigger. Since the opening appears to be about 1-7/8” maybe something like this used for winterizing pools with a beveled shape would work. Make sure to only use for traveling. Would hate to step into the bath and come down on the thread and wingnut with my foot.

https://www.amazon.com/Aquatix-Pro-W...DEYYQ0FCZW16KN

I would try plugs first. Cutting away the foam and working on this seems like it would be a real bear.
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ok so now I know where to get the drain, BUT, I have spray foam underneath. before I start cutting away the foam, does someone know if the drain is accessible from under the trailer. Otherwise I cannot unscrew the old drain, in which case an expandable plug seems the best option.
Why not just buy the kit and use just the plug from it? That is what I'd do. Replacement underneath would be a time consuming, expensive mess.
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Why not just buy the kit and use just the plug from it? That is what I'd do. Replacement underneath would be a time consuming, expensive mess.
Look at his photo in post #1. Without the center threaded piece he will not be able to screw the stopper.
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Something like that might work but it will need to be much bigger.

I would try plugs first. Cutting away the foam and working on this seems like it would be a real bear.
Actually I was thinking about plugging the small hole where the screw-in plug went then the entire plug would be below floor level. Maybe.
These plugs are a $5 item at boating places. Not much to lose if it doesn’t work in practice.

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Look at his photo in post #1. Without the center threaded piece he will not be able to screw the stopper.
Gotcha, I thought the broken piece was off the basket, not the bottom part. Thus this plugs should work then....
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