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    • bendpsmith
    • By bendpsmith 13th Mar 18, 11:28 AM
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    Advice on shower waste/trap needed
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:28 AM
    Advice on shower waste/trap needed 13th Mar 18 at 11:28 AM
    Hi there.

    Just refitting our ensuite and at the moment replacing shower tray and waste.
    The shower we had before had both a shower waste and a P trap on the pipework.

    The P trap was knackered (and very smelly). So this was chucked away along with the original shower waste. I have a new one that comes with the shower tray (usual ones with a chrome top and a little basket inside to collect hair, etc).

    When i went to fit a new trap (shallow bath trap from Wickes) annoyingly it is too long and while i can put the tray down, it's sitting on top of the compression joint which is then pressed against the floorboard - which to me is just asking for trouble later on.

    I could cut a bit more floorboard up to dig it lower but then I seem to read that shower wastes with the little basket are in fact traps and a separate trap is therefore not needed?

    Is this true? What's the best approach?

    Thanks for any help.
    Ben
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    • bendpsmith
    • By bendpsmith 13th Mar 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:33 AM
    Link to similar trap:
    images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/716sMVJ5aQL._SY355_.jpg
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 13th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
    A separate trap is not needed. Just ensure the little hair catching basket is pushed right down.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 13th Mar 18, 3:07 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 3:07 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 3:07 PM
    Here's your picture: -
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/716sMVJ5aQL._SY355_.jpg
    • bendpsmith
    • By bendpsmith 13th Mar 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 3:35 PM
    Thanks - wouldn't let me post a link as i'm a newbie!

    Thanks also for the reply. I had a feeling it may just need the shower waste but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything (unless anyone says otherwise!)
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