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    Default Tub Draining Slowly

    i just finished the new tub and shower, used it for the first time and it doesnt seem to drain quick enough it holds a small puddle while showering and i can hear it gulping, it is a new drain, trap is clean. im stumped

    thanks mike

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    Did you install a vent?

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    no i didnt all i did was replace an existing tub and added a shower riser. i didnt know tub drains have vents.

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    ALL fixtures must be vented. That's the what is causing the gulping. This makes me wonder if there is a trap and if the drain is large enough. A shower needs a 2" drain. Tubs benefit from a large drain also, but 1-1/2" will work.

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    think the first thing I would do is snake that drain all the way thriugh........

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    could it be that the overflow plunger is not set high enough? because i think that there is proper venting and the trap is clear.

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    Of course. There is an adjustment.

    I guess we thought that you already did that.

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    Yea I Guess I Had A Brain Fart Well That Did The Trick, Drains As Fast As You Can Put The Water In It

    thanks Guys, Again

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