Shower trap riser tilted due to 1/4" per foot drain slope

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by SAVROOM, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. SAVROOM

    SAVROOM New Member

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    If the drain line is sloped 1/4" per foot, then wouldn't that force the trap riser to be tilted from vertical, and therefore cause the clamping drain to be out of level with the floor? There must be a simple solution...what am I missing? Are traps designed to slightly more than 90 degrees to compensate? If not, then how do you achieve a 1/4" per foot drain line slope and also have a clamping drain that is level with the floor?

    thx
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Fittings are designed with the angle built in.
    It's never an issue.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  3. SAVROOM

    SAVROOM New Member

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    Is the trap designed with a built-in correction?
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It would only be a problem with screwed connections and they do have the pitch taken care of. PVC and ABS joints are "flexible" when first assembled, so there is a fair amount of "give" to make the riser vertical, with almost ANY reasonable slope, not just 1/4" per foor.
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