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Old 07-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I am installing a shower base and I am having trouble finding a drain kit for my shower. I need something to connect the drain to the 1.5 waste pipe.

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Your shower drain pipe is supposed to be 2 inches.

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Indeed. 1.5" is fine for tub/shower combinations, but just a shower requires a 2-inch drain.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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but my cast iron pipe is 1.5", how would i go in there with a 2" drain pipe
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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but my cast iron pipe is 1.5", how would i go in there with a 2" drain pipe
You wouldn't. The entire drain needs to be replaced with 2-inch if you want to be code compliant.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #7
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If he is in a state that follows IPC 1.5 inch drain meets the code on a shower.
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If he is in a state that follows IPC 1.5 inch drain meets the code on a shower.
Only if he's under the 2007 version or newer.
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Only if he's under the 2007 version or newer.
Thats like 6 years old...

In truth a single shower head will not overpower a 1.5 inch drain.
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Thats like 6 years old...

In truth a single shower head will not overpower a 1.5 inch drain.
Well, every jurisdiction doesn't instantly adopt new code versions. When I built my house three years ago, the applicable code was still IRC 2003.

I suspect the change in drain size is related to the almost universal requirement now for low-flow shower heads.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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I guess that explains why Ohio and WV do not share license for plumbing...
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There are a lot of things WV doesn't share. I used to be a police officer in another state. When we moved to WV in 1999, I looked into a part-time job with the local department. Most states will accept LEO certification from another state, but not WV. For a part-time, maybe $15 an hour job, I'd have to first pay my own way through their 34-week police academy. Since I was already over 50, I didn't see that as something I really wanted to do. Once was enough LOL.
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There are a lot of things WV doesn't share. I used to be a police officer in another state. When we moved to WV in 1999, I looked into a part-time job with the local department. Most states will accept LEO certification from another state, but not WV. For a part-time, maybe $15 an hour job, I'd have to first pay my own way through their 34-week police academy. Since I was already over 50, I didn't see that as something I really wanted to do. Once was enough LOL.
Can't blame you there. I went in the USN at 26 boot camp damn near killed me.
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Can't blame you there. I went in the USN at 26 boot camp damn near killed me.
Really? I joined the Navy at 19 in 1967, and boot camp wasn't all that tough. ET school and Nuclear Power School were a ***** though.
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I was a surface ET my what a small world..
The running was tuff. Plumbing had lots of ditch digging but no running involved not to mention 13 years of smoking did not help...

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