Replace Shower Drain

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Old 03-29-16, 03:03 PM
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Question Replace Shower Drain

Ripped out an old tub/shower. In addition to it being very old it didn't drain very well and knowing the previous owners I suspect the trap is half filled with crap.

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It's 2" up to the 1 1/2" Y for the o'flow and drain, is there any problem with making the whole drain 1 1/2" all the way up to the main?

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Old 03-29-16, 03:51 PM
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I'm surprised that drain worked at all.
I'll wait awhile for the plumbers to explain why.
I'll give you a hint, water does not like to run up hill.
 
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Old 03-30-16, 03:53 AM
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Likewise, I don't see how it drained at all, since the top loop of the drain is higher than the drain platform itself. No you can't make it 1 1/2" for a shower, only for a tub. Our resident plumbers will be along with a solution, but I'm not sure what it will be since you can't turn those 3" fittings on their side in most instances.
 
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Old 03-30-16, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for the responses so far.

Yes, a tub is going back in there so a 1 1/2" drain line to the main would be okay, right?

Yes I kind of noticed the level of the drains when I took the old tub out. Very interested to hear solutions.

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Old 03-31-16, 02:39 PM
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Well I guess whomever put this together feared backflow into the tub so they made the "T" vertical instead of horizontal.

So I'm going to cut out the "T", put in a horizontal "Y" and a new 2" trap.
 
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