Re: roughed in basement plumbing
Posted by brian on May 02, 19100 at 21:05:22:
In response to Re: roughed in basement plumbing
: I am in the process of finishing my basement bathroom and have come up with a few questions that
: I need answered.

: I have three pipes coming up through the bassement floor (1) toilet drain 4" PVC, (2) vent stack 2" PVC,
: (3) I believe it is intended to be a shower or tub drain 2" PVC stub. The drain pipe is not located
: convenientlyto place my shower over it. I want to run the drain from the shower above the floor to this
: drain by raising the floor in the shower by a few inches. This will not allow for an airtrap directly below
: the shower.
: Has the "roughed in" plumbing accounted for that with a trap below the stub?

: How much grade does this above floor drain pipe need as it travels the 4 feet from shower to drain?
: (I've heard 1/4" per foot)

: Any help would be appreciated.

: Thanks


1/4" per foot is correct. as far as the question, does the 2" pvc drain have a trap in it? pour water into the pipe and look in with a flashlight, if you see water then you have a trap. if you do not have a trap, it would be more professional to hammer up the floor to install a trap instead of raising the floor.

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