Plumbing a shower and tub drain together?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by CL, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. CL

    CL New Member

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    I have a tub and want to add a shower. Is it good practice to plumb both ahead of a common drain bucket?
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    tub and shower

    What do you mean by a "drain bucket"?
     
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  4. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    I wonder if he/she means a drum trap?
     
  5. CL

    CL New Member

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    I am not sure what the correct term for the plumbing (P-Trap?) that provides the vapor barrier for a tub drain. It is below grade (under the slab) so I can not see it. All that is visible is the tub drain run down thru the concrete. So I want to tee a shower drain in just above the concrete level.
     

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  6. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

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    ditto
    Location:
    humid summers hot, humid winters cold
    no go. two drains, two P traps. Back to the drawing board.

    And then, here's more:
    -- -- separate connections to the stack or else separate venting.

    lots to learn.

    david
     
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