bathtub trap


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Old 01-28-03, 05:24 AM
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Question bathtub trap

I have a recurring problem with a bathtub trap frezzing. The portion of the bathroom that houses the bathtub overhangs the foundation and is exposed to the elements. I have insulated the area and enclosed the insulation, but in very cold, prolonged weather the trap frezzes. My question; is it allowable to move the trap from directly below the tub to just inside the basement? The vent is currently located on the house side of the trap in the area exposed to the elements. If I move the trap the bathtub will drain back towards the house, pass under the vent, pass thru the foundation wall to the new trap location. Is this allowable?
 
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Old 01-28-03, 11:49 AM
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I wouldn't move the trap.
I would enclose that area better, or use elecctrical heat tape on it to prevent freezing.
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