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Old 12-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Ok to use p-trap with swivel/union fitting for bathtub?


I just ordered the bathtub for our basement reno and while at the local HD I saw a few different p-traps. The one in question here is a swivel style with a union joint, as pictured below. Is there any downside to using this style of trap over a completely solid/glued trap? I figured the union would allow more flexibility for installation.


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if it will be accessable then yes, if its buried in the floor or in between floors then no.

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It will be used in the basement, so not really all that accessible once I install the tub and fill in around the trap with dirt.
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It will be used in the basement, so not really all that accessible once I install the tub and fill in around the trap with dirt.
As per Danny T no can not be used in application,you'll need a solvent weld trap.
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Thanks folks. Off to get a silent week trap and some other goodies for the ongoing project.
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