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Old 10-19-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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My basement was roughed in and concreted for a bathtub with no dapout. The problem is the drain is directly below the bathtube drain. The bathtub has about 4 inches clearance underneath the drain pipe. I can't figure out how to plumb it since the drain pipe is directly below the bathtub drain. It isn't leaving me with room for the tub elbow drain and vent tee. Any ideas?

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roto hammer. Chip the concrete back to allow room for the trap

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The trap is set inside the concrete. I just don't know how to plumb it since the drain is directly below the bathtub hole since the kits come with an elbow that leads to a tee to the drain usually back behind the tub, not right below it. Any ideas?
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:12 AM   #4
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That pipe has to come back. Unless the drain was boxed out so you can see the dirt, you'll be chipping concrete to access it. If you have the depth, you can offset the trap arm backwards without cutting out the whole trap. If not the trap needs to be changed. Can you move the wall back to shift the tub?
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The wall has to stay bc it is the same wall the vanity and toilet are on.
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