Add additional trap to tub drain????

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by weneedhelp, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    I don't know if this question makes sense but I have to ask it.

    Can I put a second trap directly under my tub drain which would be approx 10" to 14" from existing trap? The existing overflow drain would be cut and capped.

    Previously i have published pictures of my existing installation, which may help in answering my question if adding is ok.

    Thanks...
    Sey
     
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    No.Replace waste and overflow,trap and waste line.
    This should solve your problem.
     
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  4. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

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    no.

    no to 2 traps in a row. No to 2 traps in series.

    Only one trap. Cut the old one out.

    david
     
  5. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Problem is that trap or line is under a wall table that is framed in.
    I will do the Right thing but wanted to see if any other methods available.
    See my Photos in previous messages. Thanks for replys.
    Sey
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    trap

    One trap = good drainage.
    Two traps = NO drainage.
    Do whatever it takes to move the trap to the proper location.
     
  7. weneedhelp

    weneedhelp New Member

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    Thanks, that is what I needed..

    A great one liner. I will do it right.

    Sey
     
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