Re: Bathtub installation - floor joist in way of drain
Posted by Terry Love on September 28, 19100 at 19:33:14:
In response to Re: Bathtub installation - floor joist in way of drain

: I'm remodeling a bathroom and replacing a shower with a bathtub. Unfortunately, the overflow pipe and
: tailpiece of the new bathtub will be directly on top of a floor joist. In order to give clearance for the pipes
: and trap I'll need to remove a short portion of the joist, and then scab on another board behind the joist to
: reinforced it. In order to get access to the joist to reinforce it, I'll need to tear up some of the bedroom floor.
: This isn't something I want to do.

: But, I've heard there's a different type of assembly that can be used. This assembly has the cleanout
: accessible through the drain in the tub, and not through the overflow. It also places the trap more under
: the tub. This means I'd only need to notch the joist slightly and wouldn't need to reinforce and tear up
: the bedroom floor.

: Does anyone know if this different type of assembly really exists and where it might be purchased?

: Thanks much.

I would use a ABS or PVC glue type waste and overflow drain. this way, you can use street 45 bends to angle parts of the drain away from the joist. If the joist is on center with the drain, you can use a S-45 at the top to offset alongside the joist. If the joist runs across the drain, you can use two together to offset to the other side. Terry

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