Shower waste

Postby martin g » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:06 pm

Hi everyone,

i am new to the diy world and my wife wants me to install a shower unit in the bathroom. I have been out and bought lots of stuff including tray and waste. I bought a Wirquin shower waste (Google " ")believing that i do not need a U bend as it appeared to not need one. Got home and showed my friend who also has no plumbing knowledge who then said that ofcourse it needs a U bend because its a waste pipe :?
Can someone tell me if my friend or myself is right :roll:

Many thanks for any help
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Simply Build It

Postby plumbbob » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:38 pm

What you have bought is a "U bend" or shower trap as it is properly known.

You need nothing else to connect it to the waste pipe. To prove it, fill it with water and see.
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Postby martin g » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:23 pm

Thanks for your reply plumbbob
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