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    I have an existing 1/2 bath in the basement (raised ranch). I am going to break up the concrete and connect the new shower drain into the main which is 4 feet away. My question is, since the main acts as a vent, is that sufficient to vent the shower without adding another vent as there is no close vent to tap into? Thanks for any advice. Rob

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    Plunger/TurdPuncher kingsotall's Avatar
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    Every trapped fixture needs a vent.

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    You didn't ask, but just in case you are not aware, a shower drain is required to be 2". Tubs are OK with 1-1/2".
    Last edited by Gary Swart; 03-15-2009 at 03:51 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Default RE : Shower Vent

    If the 2" trapped shower drain goes directly into a 3" main dwv (4feet away) does it still need a separate vent or is the 3 inch main dwv sufficient?

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