Question: Does P-trap have to be directly below shower drain?

The P trap SHOULD be directly under the drain, but no more than a few inches off center of it, if conditions require it. NO trap, TWO traps, and/or a 9 foot offset are NOT allowed and if he suggests any of them get a different installer who is a REAL plumber. MASTERPLUMB777 likes this.

How far below the shower drain does the P-trap have to be?

The P-trap should be located no more than 24” below the drain.

Where does the P-trap have to be?

Plumbing codes require a P-trap be installed anywhere there is an open drain line that expels wastewater into a drain waste-vent system. The P-trap traps solids that can clog the drain or sewer line.

Can p-trap installed backwards?

The outlet end of the trap pipe should be lower than the inlet when installed properly. The example shown has it backward, which creates a trap seal more than 4” and makes the drain more likely to clog—and thats a long explanation for why a backwards trap is a bad thing.

Is it OK to have 2 P traps?

It is perfectly fine to have (2) “P” traps , one on eash sink of a (2) sink setup. As long as the “P” traps are not Double Trapped ( more than one trap serving a fixture ) then it is fine as long as the weir is sized correctly.

Does direction of P-trap matter?

When you cement it together, the straighter side of the trap- which is not as curved- should be what the 90 degree piece is glued onto. Then the curved end should be connected to the shower drain. However, gluing the P-trap shouldnt affect the drainage.

Does kitchen sink need p-trap?

Beneath a kitchen or bathroom sink drain is a pipe with a sharp bend in it. You must have a p-trap installed under your sink if you want your home to pass inspection in many places, where the building code requires them. Even if they are not required, you should understand the practical purpose for installing a p-trap.

What happens if condensate line is clogged?

A clogged condensate drain line will trap water in your air conditioner. As a result, the evaporator coil will eventually turn to ice. The moisture in the drain line can also freeze, which will cause your air conditioner to turn off.

Why does my AC drain pan keep filling up?

When an air conditioners drain pan is full of water, the most common culprit is a clogged drainpipe. Inside the refrigerant coils and pipes is a breeding ground for algae, mold, and the like. Overtime, algae and mold can clog the drainpipe and cause water to build up and leak into the drain pan.

Which is better P trap or S trap?

P-traps are generally considered by most to be more effective and consistent in maintaining water trap compared to S-traps. Their design makes them less vulnerable to drying out and losing seal: a properly installed P-trap will never lose its water seal.

Can you put a P-trap in backwards?

The outlet end of the trap pipe should be lower than the inlet when installed properly. The example shown has it backward, which creates a trap seal more than 4” and makes the drain more likely to clog—and thats a long explanation for why a backwards trap is a bad thing.

Can a P-trap be angled?

The only way I can get a P trap to fit under the tub is to use a flexible plastic one and angle it sideways (horizontally) about 45 degrees. The inlet and outlet is essentially at the same height as if it were installed the regular way except they are slanted.

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