Is it hack to use a tubular slip joint trap under a bathtub?

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JonBodd

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I'm installing a new American standard tub that came with a thin walled abs tubular slip joint style drain kit. For clearance issues I ended up also using a 1.5" tubular slip joint p trap and then after the trap adapted to 2" schedule 40 for the trap arm. The fitup seems solid but now I am questioning whether I'm going to have problems especially since it is on a 2nd floor. I'm envisioning a full tub draining and one of the slip joints failing.

Any thoughts if this is a bad idea or a code violation (it will have an access panel)? This is UPC in CT. Thanks
 

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1. Good: UPC requires a permanent access panel for slip joint waste and overflow.
2. 1-1/2" trap is allowed on bathtub.
We've never done a tubular trap on a tub, but, when we use tubular traps, we use the orange or blue silicone beveled washers and NOT the harder plastic whitish beveled washers...they hold very well.
My company policy is: use a glue up trap and a no hub coupling adapter: tubular x pipe
 

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why not just shit can the waste and overflow and put an ABS or pvc and glue it up?
 

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Yes if its all accesable its ok to have slip joints. being on second floor dosent mean anything by itself its all about access
 
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