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Old 02-04-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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Is it OK to remove the overflow drain and cap off the vertical leg of the drain T where the overflow pipe connected with a slip nut?. Would there be any concerns of trapping sewer gas in this short 3" leg of the T?. Presumably there is a trap installed underneath the T.

My intention is to conver at cement walled rectangular built-in-place tub to a showeer stall use only. I'm also lowering the threshold to about 8" from the original height which was to bathtub levels.

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The tub overflow drain is above the tub trap, so it's O.K. to remove it. Did this tub have a shower with it before?
When installing a shower only, it usually requires a 2" drain and trap where the tub may have only a 1.5" drain and trap.
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yes it did have a shower before. I am also replacing th e drain shoe. Considering the Brass T (original), any problem in hooking up a PVC drain shoe/connecting pipe to brass T. Is it OK to use a PVC slip nut also?
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