Side drain tub

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by donw52, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. donw52

    donw52 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Co
    I am replacing an end drained tub with a side drain jetted tub. The drain could be placed on the wall side or the room side. If near the outside wall, the distance to the inside of the wall stud would be 7" from the overflow, and 13" from the tub drain. Can the new trap go under the overflow, or do I need to change the tub around to drain to the room side?

    The runs from the tub to the stack increase to 45" (room side) or 48" (wall side) drain. Looks like a change to 2" drain pipe is needed? A new 2" stack santee requiered? oh dear.

    I believe that I read in one thread that the tub's overflow and drain pipe can still be 1.5, and the trap should be 2", to match the drain pipe to stack. Does the adapter 2" to 1.5 go between the trap and below the tub drain tee?
  2. Plumber2000

    Plumber2000 Plumber

    Messages:
    196
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Yes reduce between the trap inlet and tee on tub.
  3. donw52

    donw52 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Co
    Drain on which side?

    Can the tub be positioned such that the drain is on the wall side, the overflow pipe (and the trap below) would be 7" from the outside wall? Or do I need to rotate the tub so that the drain is toward the center of the room away from the wall?
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2005
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,285
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    drain

    Convenience would suggest putting the drain and overflow on the room side, so you do not have to get into the tub to open and close the drain.
  5. donw52

    donw52 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Co
    Thanks

    Thanks for the information.
Similar Threads: Side drain
Forum Title Date
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Installing a Linear Drain: Residential Building Magazine Kitchen & Bath Issue 2014 Apr 8, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Considering attaching PVC pipe to cast iron drain with epoxy! Nov 7, 2013
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Side draining bath tub Jun 3, 2009
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Can mold grow inside a drain pipe in a shower? Jan 20, 2009
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Rough-in Side Wall Before or After Installing Alcove Tub Mar 26, 2014

Share This Page