PDA

View Full Version : Drain size for tub/shower combination



Home Girl
11-23-2009, 06:58 AM
I am reading that the tub drain should be 1 1/2" while a shower drain should be 2". If a tub/shower combo is installed, can a standard tub drain be used, or does that require a larger shower drain?

FloridaOrange
11-23-2009, 07:18 AM
What do you mean by tub/shower combo? Tub with a shower head? If so the 1-1/2" drain will work. The idea is that the tub can provide holding space for water if the drain is slow, a shower doesn't offer much if any holding before you overflow the curb.

geniescience
11-23-2009, 07:52 AM
The smaller size drain works.

It also works for showers too, and that used to be the size required by "Code" too. I think that bigger houses and longer distances are the reasons why its size was increased to 2".
.... idea ... holding space for water if the drain is slow, a shower doesn't offer much if any holding...

Inspektor Ludwig
11-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Yes, you can have an 1 1/2 drain for tub/shower combo.

hj
11-24-2009, 05:18 AM
You are too young to remember when a shower was permitted to have a 1 1/2" drain. I am also.

FloridaOrange
11-24-2009, 05:49 AM
You are too young to remember when a shower was permitted to have a 1 1/2" drain. I am also.

Florida used to require all under slab plumbing to be minimum 2". Now they don't, along with allowing CVPC (with joints) underslab....

plumbergreg
11-25-2009, 03:37 PM
The smaller size drain works.

It also works for showers too, and that used to be the size required by "Code" too. I think that bigger houses and longer distances are the reasons why its size was increased to 2".

The sizes in the code are the minimum size not the required size;)