shower drain in basement

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  1. photocray

    photocray New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on installing a shower stall in the basement? I have a drain roughed in with a 1 1/2 " pipe but my problem is connecting it to the shower. any advice?
     
  2. thezster

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    That shower is going to require a 2inch drain line......
     
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  4. Terry

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    2" drain and 1.5" vent.

    Without the vent, the p-trap siphons dry.
    A dry trap is not a good thing.
     
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    It might be well to point out that you can not just use a bushing to enlarge the 1-1/2" to 2" at the floor. It has to be 2" all the way to the main drain.
     
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