S-trapped on plumbing code

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  1. CarolinaCrew

    CarolinaCrew New Member

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    I had a guy come by to install a gas line and he said that the inspector would ding me i he saw that my shower S-trap did not have a vent. Any suggestions on how to fix this before the inspector comes out? IMG_20130312_093740.jpg IMG_20130312_094010.jpg IMG_20130312_093843.jpg
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Judging by the wire going through the subfloor, there must be a wall there. The drain will need to be re-routed so that the vent can run up before the drain turns down.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    He can take out the horizontal double wye fitting at that time too. And the 3x2 fitting with the S trap should have been a wye fitting.
    Whoever attempted all of that was having problems with fitting types and alignment.
  4. CarolinaCrew

    CarolinaCrew New Member

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    Thanks guys. I did the work myself. Guess I'm not as handy as i think. I'm not sure what you mean by 3x2 fitting? This is picture is from a different angle.
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  5. wjcandee

    wjcandee Wise One

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  6. CarolinaCrew

    CarolinaCrew New Member

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    Thanks for the manuals. So how do you suggest I proceed?. I'm pretty sure I need to take out the S-trap. I not sure where to go after that. I'm close to giving up on this one. Might have to go to an electric stove.;) I appreciate all the help. Any more suggestions are welcome.

  7. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Since S traps are totally illegal in the US, I'd say, Yes, you do need to take S trap out. You also need a vent. Given the tight area to install the vent, and your lack of plumbing skills, my sincere advice is that you should call a plumber that can do this right.
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