Redo on shower drain?

musky50November 10, 2013

The original builder tied the shower drain into the side of the sewer pipe for the toilet about 10' away from shower. It doesn't have enough slope (none. maybe even uphill) and causes frequent slow drains and clogs. If I cap off the shower connection and extend it about 4' the sewer goes vertical down the basement wall. Could I put a tee in there and tie the shower in there for better drain angle. without causing a problem?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homebound

Drain work isn't something to mess with if someone doesn't know what they're doing. It's more exacting compared to running a supply line somewhere. A plumber will find the best case that works. Worth every penny.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 6:32PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fire Sprinkler
Purchasing a home with an indoor fire sprinkler system....
jglo
What is the best inexpensive remedy for hard water?
I have an issue with hard water from the bathroom....
calculon88
Plumbing Kohler Ceiling Tub Filler K-922
Anyone have experience installing this laminar flow...
Logcabin1
shower neck leaking
Just installed a shower head (in new construction),...
sid_79
De-winterize, re-winterize...costs?
My 24 yr old son is buying a 1950 home on a short sale...
cindywhitall
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™