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    i have remodeled my bathroom and its time to reconnect the shower drain
    when i was tearing out i cut off the shower drain about 6 inches from the waste pipe tha the toilet and shower go in and capped it off til i was done
    my question is when the pipe leaves the shower i know it goes down to a p-trape then over to the waste pipe
    how far down from the drain do i put the p-trape
    and what amount of fall do i need from the trap to the waste pipe
    any help would be greatly appreciated
    I learned to tile from John Bridge
    with any luck Terry Love will teach me to plumb

    Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyhomeowner View Post
    how far down from the drain do i put the p-trape
    There is no set depth for the p-trap to be. Just make it comfotable for you to work with. It also depends on the elevation of your branch line (main drain where it connects to)

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    and what amount of fall do i need from the trap to the waste pipe
    General rule of thumb, 1/4" per foot or 2% slope

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    so the fall on the drain line would set the p-trap distance
    the main drain is about 6 inches from the ground
    from the drain to the subfloor is about 24 inches
    from the drain to the main drain is 4 foot
    so i need to get the drop right from shower drain to main drain then p-trap and straight up to shower drain?
    I learned to tile from John Bridge
    with any luck Terry Love will teach me to plumb

    Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyhomeowner View Post
    so i need to get the drop right from shower drain to main drain then p-trap and straight up to shower drain?
    This 1/4" per foot applies from the P-trap to the vent. After that, you can have the drain going verticle if you wanted. The vent has to be within 5' of the p-trap
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    thanks crow!
    I learned to tile from John Bridge
    with any luck Terry Love will teach me to plumb

    Johnny

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