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Old 06-05-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Can a p-trap be placed quite some distance from a drain?

I'm creating a standing shower upstairs and don't have a lot of room in the joists for a p-trap without creating a soffit in the ceiling below. I was thinking about directing the drain down through the first floor to a p-trap in the basement where room isn't an issue. Is there any reason this wouldn't be advisable?


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The trap according to my code, distance between the drain of fixture to the trap, can't be more then 24" So to answer your question, you can't do that.


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How do you not have room for a p-trap in the floor joists? Aren't they at least 2x6 ? A p-trap should fit up inside of a 2x6......
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