Venting for Shower drains


Old 05-23-03, 09:29 AM
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Venting for Shower drains

What is the correct venting for shower drains? Does a vent have to be within a certain distance from the trap, or is a vent needed at all?
I want to remove a tub and replace it with a shower.
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Old 05-23-03, 10:17 AM
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All drains must have traps and vents, and vents have to be within a certain distance from the trap, depending on the pipe size.
The tub drain should already have a vent. You just have to add a trap for a shower, after you remove the tub and its trap.
Plumb inn 1/4" of slope per linear foot of drainline.
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Old 05-23-03, 01:26 PM
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If the shower drain is 2" then distance from trap to vent is 5' that is what my code bokk tells me.
Old 05-25-03, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the info
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