Need help with shower trap

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  1. MikeLDIY

    MikeLDIY New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I have read it for years, but never posted. I am remodeling my bathroom which had a bath fitter "shower unit" installed over a partially demolished previous shower. Supply and drain lines were altered when the work was done, maybe there was a leak in the slab or something. However I am now wanting to relocate the drain back closer to the center, to get a more even slope each direction as well as I think it looks better centered. In the attached photos, the first shows my existing configuration, however those copper supply lines run over the drain line practically touching, so I can't quite cut the drain line and glue my ptrap far enough back. Is it acceptable to use the 2 45s above the trap to get those extra 3 inches further as pictured in second photo? That is just a mock up, so I can alter it if I need to.
     

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can 45 the vertical, or silver solder joints on the copper below slab. Not a homeowner job, but some plumbers are capable of it. Certainly not all.
     
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  4. MikeLDIY

    MikeLDIY New Member

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    Thank you so much for your reply!
    So you are saying that it is okay to use the two 45s in the configuration shown?
    By soldering joints you mean moving/reconfiguring copper to accommodate cutting drain pipe further back?
    I think the PVC option would be the easiest for me to do if its correct/accepted practice to use the 45s in this manner.
     
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