Flexible PVC for bath drain?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by z_man, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. z_man

    z_man New Member

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    I'm installing an new bathtub and I'm having trouble connecting my bathtub drain kit to my p trap and waste line. Can I simply run flexible pvc pipe from the bathtub drain to the p trap (it would only need to be about 4-6 inches in length)? I'm only about 1 inch off from matching the p trap to the bath drain. My only other option is to install another p trap directly under the bathtub drain and then connect into the waste line but I would have to put in a total of 3 corners after the p trap in order to connect to the waste line. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or even up to code.

    Thanks,
    z_man
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    There should be only one P trap and that should be directly below the tub outlet. Flexible PVC is not acceptable.
  3. Mikebarone

    Mikebarone DIY Senior Member

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    Maybe?

    If you can get us a photo of the p-trap assembly, (and maybe, while holding the new connection where it needs to be) we could give you better suggestions.

    Mike
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If you cannot figure out the fittings needed to line the drain up, maybe you need a plumber, especially if you are considering a second P trap which would make your life extremely difficult until you remodeled the bathroom again.
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