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Old 09-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Is the below mockup of how I would like to rework my shower drain acceptable?

I know the drain needs to be 2" pipe, was just using what I had around to mock it up.

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were are you located?
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Not ideal, but it will work.
I'd replace the san tee with a combo.
And the vent should not go horizontal until 42" above the floor, but that is not critical in my opinion. Your original installer seemed to think that too
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@Javiles - I am in Oregon.

@TheEplumber - What is a combo? The original setup passed inspection so I guess its OK here?

What I am trying to do is move the vent stack back so it can go inside a bench for the shower that runs along that wall.

Is there another way I should do this?
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@Javiles - I am in Oregon.

@TheEplumber - What is a combo? The original setup passed inspection so I guess its OK here?

What I am trying to do is move the vent stack back so it can go inside a bench for the shower that runs along that wall.

Is there another way I should do this?
I'm assuming that a wall is going there where the vent is currently?

The vent only has to rise a minimum of 6" above the flood rim of the fixture being served in oregon, so you are fine. The drain must be 2" and the distance from vent to trap maxes out at 5 feet. Only problem I see is that if you were to have outlets in that wall on the back side, the pipe may be in the way. We normally run them at 52" to stay above light switches or countertop plugs. It wouldn't hurt anything to raise them up.

Don't need a combo either, a santee is fine in that application.

Where are you at in Oregon?
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Since I am not a plumber, I apologize if asking a dumb question but can OP do this?

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Since I am not a plumber, I apologize if asking a dumb question but can OP do this?

No. The vent has to come off the top of the pipe, not the side.
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@Alan - I am putting a shower bench along that wall thus the need to make the vent stack closer to the wall and short. Originally it was going inside a wall but I decided to make the shower a bit bigger / nicer.

There are outlet plugs on the other side of that plumbing wall but ive set it up to not interfere with the plumbing.

I am in the Southern Oregon area.
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@Alan - I am putting a shower bench along that wall thus the need to make the vent stack closer to the wall and short. Originally it was going inside a wall but I decided to make the shower a bit bigger / nicer.

There are outlet plugs on the other side of that plumbing wall but ive set it up to not interfere with the plumbing.

I am in the Southern Oregon area.
45 * is considered vertical.... if you put a 45* fitting directly on top of the existing fitting, will that give you enough room for the bench? It would be a lot less work.
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i don't understand that Code, much easier under the IPC you could get rid of second vent for the shower and just use one.
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@Alan - The position of the new pipe in the picture is about 1 foot from the wall. I think if I did it with a 45* it would come out of the floor too soon / cause me to make my bench very wide. Maybe what you mean is in your drawing going.... slightly up over with a 45* then horizontal to meet the existing vent? The depth of the concrete there is only about 4 inches so I dont think I would have room.

@ Javiles - Not sure what you mean? I am not adding a 2nd vent I am moving the existing vent. I think if I didn't have a vent there the next vent would be upstairs with the showers there and that would not really work as venting for the lower shower.
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@Alan - The position of the new pipe in the picture is about 1 foot from the wall. I think if I did it with a 45* it would come out of the floor too soon / cause me to make my bench very wide. Maybe what you mean is in your drawing going.... slightly up over with a 45* then horizontal to meet the existing vent? The depth of the concrete there is only about 4 inches so I dont think I would have room.

@ Javiles - Not sure what you mean? I am not adding a 2nd vent I am moving the existing vent. I think if I didn't have a vent there the next vent would be upstairs with the showers there and that would not really work as venting for the lower shower.
Your original idea will work just fine then. Good luck!
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I'm not sure i understand what you're describing, noko, could you post a picture?
I want to salute you all, this is one of the finest examples of " eight-by-ten colour glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was" that I have seen since I dodged the draft

Speakin of draft, if a beer makin journeyman plumber says go for it, go for it.
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