Can a shower drain be moved
Sometimes moving a shower drain requires removing a concrete floor. Many bathroom remodeling jobs involve moving or replacing the shower stall. This often requires moving a drain connection that penetrates a concrete floor.
Does it matter where waste is on shower tray
Low level (slim line) shower trays are often designed with the waste located in the innermost corner adjacent to the point where the two walls meet (there are exceptions to this) so for the sake of description we shall assume this to be the case.
What is code for shower drain
While a shower usually requires a 2-inch drain pipe, the vent pipe must be either 1 1/2 inches or 2 inches depending on local requirements. Be sure to double check this to see what the code is in your area.Apr 23, 2020
Where should the drain be in the shower
The drain in a shower should ideally be the lowest point of the shower floor. A correct shower floor generally has a slope to it instead of a level surface. So, the positioning of the drain is such that water from all directions slopes down to the drain.Jun 30, 2021
How much does it cost to relocate a shower drain
Move a drain pipe: national average cost
|cost to move a drain pipe|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per line||$123.27|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 line||$705.25|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 line||$632.63 – $777.87|
Does a shower drain have to be in the middle
No, shower drains don't need to be in the center. As long as the drain is at the bottom of a slope so water will flow into it, your drain will work just fine.
How hard is it to move a tub drain
Moving your bathtub naturally requires that you redo the plumbing for the drain. Ideally, the drain lines beneath the bathroom will be accessible. This makes it much easier to perform the steps for how to move a bathtub drain. Otherwise, you'll need to open up a floor or ceiling to work on the plumbing.
How does a shower tray waste work
Similar to a kitchen or even toilet trap, a shower trap always retains a certain amount of water to seal off any gases emitted by the sewer that could come into the bathroom. When in use, shower water will flow into the drainage to create a vacuum, which can slow down the discharge of the water itself.
Do you need a trap on a shower drain
According to regulations, all shower drains are required to have P-traps. This includes all fixtures connected to a building's main plumbing system. P-traps are curved pipes installed under showers and drains of all kinds.Feb 6, 2019
Why is there a cup in my shower drain
If you can look underneath your shower drain, you'll see a U-shaped pipe that the water passes through. This is the P-trap. The purpose is to hold a small amount of water at all times to block sewage gases from coming back up the pipe and into your bathroom.Mar 15, 2022
How do I stop my shower drain from smelling
Simply pour approximately 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by about 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar. Now cover the drain with a stopper or a plate and let the chemical reaction go to work, cleaning the inside of the drain, including the P-trap, and frothing up.Feb 5, 2019
How far from the wall should a shower drain be
Rough-In Dimension Terminology
|Discharge/Drain Hole from Back Wall||12 1/2"||14"|
|Discharge/Drain Hole (Vertical)||0"||0"|
|Fixture (Side to Side Buffer)||15" to 18" min||18" min|
|Fixture (Front Buffer)||21" min||18" min|
Does a shower need a 2 inch drain
A 2-inch pipe is the recommended size because showers have a low threshold for flooding, and a 2-inch pipe helps the water drain faster than does a 1 1/2-inch pipe. So, if you are converting from a tub and shower combination to a shower, you'll likely have to change the drain pipe size.Apr 28, 2022
Can showers have a one and half inch drain
Current plumbing codes (IPC as well as MA Plumbing Code 248 CMR 10 for instance) need 1.5 inches to drain for a tub with a shower. The tub can drain at leisure and the shower function when in utilize, with flow-limiting showerheads, fall within the flow rate that a 1.5” drain can handle.Feb 21, 2021
How far can shower drain be from vent stack
The connection between the fixture drain and the horizontal drain and vent pipe is the only vertical pipe of a combination drain and vent system. 8 feet is the maximum vertical distance.
How far can P-trap be from tub drain
P-Traps must connect to the same size drain outlet, with a diameter of at least 1.5 inches. The vertical distance from the fixture to the trap can not exceed 24 inches. The horizontal distance from the fixture to the trap should not exceed 30 inches.
Does every drain need a vent
Without getting too far into building science, a general plumbing rule of thumb is that every drain needs a trap, and every trap needs a vent. All those traps and drains are designed to prevent sewer gas from entering your home.Jan 19, 2022
How far should drain be from shower head
I recommend the drain (assuming no joists are in the way) be 12” (or so) from the shower head wall in front of you when showering (and centered side to side). This keeps you from standing in the drain and pools of water when it (inevitably) gets clogged.Jun 3, 2021