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Rlly001 01-17-2011 08:04 PM

S trap in basement shower?
 
Hello:

I have a rough in for a shower which is right beside the main stack in our basement. The question I have is do I need an s trap? Or can I install a shower directly into it?
Thanks
Rob

braindead 01-17-2011 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rlly001 (Post 572601)
Hello:

I have a rough in for a shower which is right beside the main stack in our basement. The question I have is do I need an s trap? Or can I install a shower directly into it?
Thanks
Rob

You have to pour water down that pipe and with a flashlight confirm that a part of the water stays there, if the water goes straight thru that means you don't have a trap below the floor, you MUST have a trap below the floor, you CANNOT hook up a shower without one! :no:

Anti-wingnut 01-17-2011 08:48 PM

You need a trap between your new shower and the DWV stack. S-traps are to be avoided, and in many (all?) cases are illegal except in the case of grandfathered replacements. A coorect application would use a p-trap.

The trap should be correctly vented also, to "protect" the trap


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