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Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I need to move the drain line for the shower about 5-6 inches toward the front wall. Is this as simple as cutting the existing ABS before the trap and re-doing it?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!!

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Where is it going?

You mentioned a front wall but I don't know where that is---

P-trap should be directly below the riser pipe---notched joist needs fixing---

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in the pictures, my back is to the front wall. I can sister the joist once I have a plan of action.
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OK, so I see now why they did it this way. In the attached pic, on the left side of the joist is the ceiling for the bathroom downstairs (which is lowered) and on the right is the ceiling near the front door (which is higher)...

Now the question, do I

A.
Re-do the plumbing as it is and use my current center drain pan

OR

B.
Plumb it the correct way and use a pan that has a front drain? If I go this route, the drain would have to be in the back because the shower wall is to the right in the pic.
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I see the problem,too---the only place for the P-trap is in that lowered soffit area---

Are you planning to use a premade pan or build your own?

Let's see what a licensed plumber has to say---I can't see a legal way to plumb that----
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I already have a 34 x 48 pre-made FG pan with a center drain. Lowes has one with a LEFT drain that I could use. But would this look stupid to have a shower head on one end and the drain behind you?
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Centered always looks best to me----Let's see if Alan, EPlumber or one of the other plumbers have time to comment-- That offset 45* riser pipe might meet code---I just don't know---
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45 degrees from vertical is still defined as vertical by code. So if you can hit the drain using a 45 offset- thats how you should proceed.
The problem with a horizontal run is that it collects scum and such- that leads to odors, etc.
As for the drain location- I'd get it over the ptrap- how it looks is subjective.
Personally, I really don't like standing on a shower grate. I would like off center as long as the floor is sloped to it

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