Shower trap with union above finished ceiling


Old 01-16-14, 07:01 PM
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Shower trap with union above finished ceiling


I had to do some work on my ceiling, below my 2nd story bathroom, and I happened to get a look at the shower trap. It's a 2" pvc p-trap with a union:

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Would it be better to have a solvent welded p-trap, to avoid the threaded connection? Or am I making work for myself?

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Old 01-17-14, 04:09 AM
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If it don't leak, leave it!
Old 01-17-14, 05:32 AM
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A solvent welded trap is less likely to leak but it also can not be taken apart if you ever get a tough clog. Like Norm201 said. If it's not leaking I would leave it as is.

One suggestion if it is cosmetically acceptable is to not repair the ceiling to be totally smooth and finished. If the look is acceptable I would put up a removable access panel in case you ever need to work in that area again. Trim it with some molding and it can look pretty nice and professional.
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