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Old 12-04-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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L/R Drain bath/shower over center drain location in floor?


I am finishing my basement. Currently the bathroom is spec'd out to be 60" wide. The current drain is located in the center between the two side walls or a center drain location. I want to install a left drain location bath/shower one piece module. It sounds like a need to build a base and lift the entire assembly up high enough to get the 1/4" slope of pipe from the drain on the tub to the drain in the floor, but do I need to put in a P Trap under the tub or is there already one under the concrete?

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If the basement plumbing was properly roughed in, it should have a trap built-in for a tub/shower and all drains should already be properly vented. A trap is installed under the sink as it is installed, and toilets have built-in traps.
The easiest way to check for a trap is to pour water in the drain and shine a flashlight down it. If you can see standing water, there is a trap. If not, you need to install one.
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If the basement plumbing was properly roughed in, it should have a trap built-in for a tub/shower and all drains should already be properly vented. A trap is installed under the sink as it is installed, and toilets have built-in traps.
The easiest way to check for a trap is to pour water in the drain and shine a flashlight down it. If you can see standing water, there is a trap. If not, you need to install one.
Good Luck!
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Thanks! So, if there is a trap already underneath in the concrete then I could just run straight PVC from the tub drain to the floor drain right?

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