Tub Drain Layout Opinions

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by bet3z, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. bet3z

    bet3z New Member

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    I'm hooking up my tub drain and I'd like some opinions on my proposed layout. The original trap was very long; it almost looked like a "W" with an integral cleanout on the middle "point" of the W. I couldn't find anything similar, and the new trap's too short to reach the drain pipe on its own.

    Have a look at the pics below and let me know what you think.

    Also, I read that a glue-up drain is required above finished spaces (like my kitchen). Is that correct? It seems like a good idea, but the tub drain kits (overflow + drain/tailpiece) they had at Lowe's were slip-joint style...

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  2. Terry

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    You can use a 90 fitting, though you would normally use a 45 or 22 if possible to reduce bends.
     
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  4. bet3z

    bet3z New Member

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    I have some 45s, so I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
     
  5. Terry

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    You would use just one 45, otherwise you are back to it being a 90
     
  6. bet3z

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    Oh I see. Turn the tee to meet the 45. Got it. Thanks.
     
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