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tub drain trap ~ plumbing help, please!

Posted by ship4u (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 11:01

Our house is 1920's and I removed the old cast iron tub. As luck would have it, the new drain trap will need to be installed between 2 floor joists that are only 3 1/2 inches apart. I'm worried that, if we ever had a serious clog in the future, I would never be able to access the trap or be able to snake it out.
Any suggestions to present to my plumber? Should I ask him to create a "clean out" access in the overflow pipe, just in case? Should I be concerned?
The new tub is acrylic and will have a removable apron on the front.

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RE: tub drain trap ~ plumbing help, please!

When we had our plumber snake the trap and drain line for our tub he did it through the tub overflow. The trap itself was accessible through a removable panel in the adjacent wall, but he said there was no need to remove the trap to run a snake through and remove the clog in the drain line..


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