Drum trap, best to replace them?


Old 06-03-09, 11:56 AM
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Drum trap, best to replace them?

I am converting an old tub into a shower. A 1.5" drain is there and a 2" drain is required for a shower. I dug up the mud around the drain and here is what I have.

Brass shower drain
connected (soldered) to lead pipe
connected to a drum trap
drum trap connected to ??

Im not sure where the drum trap connects to since its under the cement. Since I am redoing the entire bathroom (new tile floor also) Im leaning towards breaking cement to remove the entire pipe and replace it with a new one.

Are drum traps obsolete?

Is it best to replace them with a p-trap?
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Old 06-03-09, 10:02 PM
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Now is the time to rid yourself of that drum trap.

Very hard to maneuver a drain cable through, and drum traps are supposed to have access.
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