shower drain

  1. Straight_A

    Height of shower p trap

    New to the forum although I use it frequently for reference. I'm running fixture drains from a bathroom to the main drain stack (about 2 ft to the right of the end of the pic.). My question is about the p trap shown. I have a 2" vertical drain from a shower pan, p-trap, 2" vent then it connects...
  2. Caryncbreeef

    Washing machine trap question. Shower drain question

    When rough plumbing (IPC) a washer does the trap need to be one with a plug cleanout or compression fitting instead of glued? I read the code but not sure. I will have a T cleanout on the vent line Quick question about shower pan drain. My unit came with one of those 2 inch drains that...
  3. Dumb DIY

    Rubber Gasket won’t seat onto 2 inch PVC shower drain all the way.

    Hey guys, Replacing an old acrylic shower pan that was on it’s last leg with a new acrylic one. The shower pan I bought came with a special drain that I haven’t seen before. Standard center drain, however the drain has a rubber gasket that is supposed to fit over the 2 inch pvc drain pipe. Had...
  4. Kaymandavis

    Shower drain pipe (riser) not plumb

    I have an Oatey brass 'no caulk' shower drain. It uses a rubber gasket that sits over the PVC drain pipe (riser, correct?). The riser is enough out of plumb that the rubber gasket doesn't seal properly. I did a leak test and it failed. Before opening up the basement ceiling and cutting pipes to...
  5. MoonmanH3

    Newly Installed Slip fit shower drain leaks

    Hello all, We are installing an acrylic shower base and I wanted to test fit the drain. I am using this drain: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/pro-connect-abs-shower-drain-white-grid-slipfit/1000117477 It seems like a fairly typical design for 2” drains. There are several versions of this...
  6. cadobe

    Shower and tub horizontal drain

    Hi, Is it possible (WA code allowance) to use the Double Fixture 3" Hub to be used on both shower and tub drainage? I like to have the side ends for shower and tub. The long straight end goes to the 3" drain pipe and the opposite used for cleanout. Edited: the fitting needs to be on...
  7. aopchuck

    Concerned About Venting Drain on New Shower

    I' installing new shower and trying to fit waste in cramped subfloor. This is the view from the basement with the p trap just loosely attached to the shower drain a bit behind the current waste pipes. The top of the main sewer waste stack is on the in the shadows on the right and has an open top...
  8. SeaDave

    Shower drain in 2x6 joists.

    Terry, Thanks for the guidance you provide. Helping my son build a primary bedroom suite in his attic. It is engineered with 2x6 joists 8”oc for head height. Trying to fit a 2”shower drain trap in this space is challenging. I have a 2x6 plumbing wall, 1 joist away and would like to elbow into...
  9. crazee_an

    How to remove grouted in shower drain cover

    First-time homeowner here. Our shower drain is clogged probably due to my long hair - also it is broken. We are really struggling to take out the shower drain cover - it almost seems like it is grouted in. Any suggestions on how to remove it?
  10. Gardener123

    Tile drain gap

    Hi, We are in a new home and I've noticed something that I'm not sure is usual. While cleaning out the drain grate I noticed there is a gap between the top of the drain channel and the tile. This is one of those infinity/linear tile type drains. This gap goes all the way across where the tile...
  11. TAPReactor

    Shower vent horizontal run

    I'd like to relocate a vent that's currently serving a tub and shower. It's embedded in a shower wall that I'd like to replace with a glass panel. Here's the current configuration: Since I'm up against an exterior wall, I was thinking of relocating the vent under the shower to wall (B). This...
  12. Engineeraaron

    Basement shower plumbing

    I’m adding a full bathroom in my basement. The plumbing was roughed in, and a toilet was already added by the previous owner. I just want confirmation on what I need to do to complete the shower drain/vent plumbing. I believe all I need to do is add a P trap to the 2” drain line in the...
  13. luvHiFlo

    Repipe Permit Regrets

    Hi Everyone, We are in the middle of repiping our entire house with PEX. The work seems to be rough and on the sloppy side. Some furnitures were not covered and scratched up, there were dust all over the place, on my closet mirrors and a shelf full of clothes. They have taken apart our laundry...
  14. DBuzz

    Cast Iron Basement Shower Drain

    In the midst of tackling this shower drain in our basement. We live in Pittsburgh, PA if it helps. The house was built in the late 50s so I know this cast iron was a popular plumbing material at that point. The shower was very rough - exposed copper plumbing throughout and cinderblock for the...
  15. Bert Andersen

    Pipe meets joist x 2. Toilet height?

    Bathroom remodel and not only is the center drain on Schlueter 48 x 48 right on top of double floor joists, the mortar bed had to be removed and now my toilet waste flange (which rotted away) is extraordinarily high and right against the joist with an offset flange. The flange needs to be...
  16. merce

    Shower Drain Leaking

    I've got a leaking shower drain in an apartment building. I only noticed while exploring a crawl space. The drain is an Oatey Casper's SBCCI ES. I get the impression it's glued in place (purple residue visible in the photos) and cannot unscrew so I'm left scratching my head...do I just caulk...
  17. Jacob

    Trench Drain instead of shower curb?

    I am remodeling a small guest bathroom and have no option to enlarge it. I am thinking a curbless shower would feel larger and may allow a couple of inches more room in the shower. With a glass wall and sliding glass door dividing the shower from the rest of the bathroom. With to old shower...
  18. Rjs12801

    Removing shower drain/ shower remodel

    Im Remodeling the bathroom in my upstairs apartment. My house was built in 1905, I purchased it in 2016, i don’t know anything about the history or when/ how many times this bathroom has been remodeled. I had hired someone to do the job, but with the whole corona thing he has since stopped...
  19. RT1001

    Will a slow drain lead to drain flies

    Ok, first post so here it goes: Our shower drain is slow. An enzymatic cleaner typically clears up the issue, at least for a few weeks. Does anyone know if living with a slow drain for periods of time could present an issue for drain fly infestations? Seems like online articles say so...
  20. HChess

    Retiling or a drainage problem?

    We had a leak from the second floor bathroom into our downstairs. Because of cabinet access to our piping inside the wall, I can see that it looks as though our liner was overflowing. When we block the drain and add water, eventually the leak flows past what looks to be the liner. Our shower...
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