View Full Version : New shower stall darin problem

01-04-2008, 10:02 AM
I am remodeling a bathroom and removed the tub to make a shower stall. I made the stall using the Shulter system which worked good. The drain is 2", the old connections are all 11/2". So I had to connect it that way. Now that the drain is hooked up and not leaking, water stays in the pipes to about 3" below the top of the drain. I tried making the trap lower, but to no avail. The trap is located before the drain makes a 90 into the floor joists then runs to the main stack. I do not know how to get the waste water to drain from the main line and only leave water at the trap.

01-04-2008, 10:29 AM
That is a deep trap there.
A normal trap weir looks like a U

Water depth is determined by the pipes though, and I expect that you will still see water looking down the drain.
Most of the time, I have at least 2" of wood above the hole in the floor joist.

01-06-2008, 09:14 AM
So the trap is bad? Will the water be ok if it sits at the drain like that?

01-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Several problems...

1 The depth of the trap is way deep. Why not just buy a trap so its right?

2 The 2" drain is connected to 1 1/2" pipe by what I'm reading. It should be 2"

3 You have made a running trap which it prohibited by code.

4 Where is this vented?