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Old 02-04-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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installing new shower. need advice concerning the p trap. Can the shower drain be within 2 inches above outlet pipe for p trap? The outlet pipe into the main drain for the bathroom ( shower, toilet, and sink) is on same level (floor) as bathroom..its in closet of adjoining bedroom..with proper vent thru ceiling. gotta build new subfloor for shower base..so question is if i get the 1/4 inch per foot called for my code, how close can i put the shower drain on the p trap? can I attach it directly to the p trap? the shower drains into the main line directly no other tie ins. Im gonna position the shower drain 12 inches from the wall. Any ideas?

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there isn't any minimum length of the tailpiece between the shower strainer and the p trap. as long as it fits and you have minimum grade on the drain line you're good to go
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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thats right cut it short enough to fit in the joists and make sure your drain line drops 1/4 per foot without running through the bottom of the ceiling and don't forget your vent it goes after the trap so that there is no suction behind the trap that will dry it out. put a tee and turn in vertical and go as high as you can and then attach the vent unless you are just right at the main stack. you just want to make sure that your vent doesn't fill with water
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http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Pr...e/Step-By-Step

click step by step and you will find a good drain image

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #6
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Most codes call for a max on the length, but nothing on the minimum


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