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boeyenga 11-04-2011 12:25 AM

Bathroom Reno
I have a drop ceiling in a downstairs bathroom that I want to replace with drywall. The problem is....the master bedroom ensuite shower is directly above the basement bathroom shower. So the plumbing from the ensuite shower comes down below the joists making it impossible to drywall to the joist. My question is, is there a length in between the shower drain and the P-trap that is required? And will a P-trap fit in between a 2x6 joist?

joecaption 11-04-2011 06:55 AM

Just add sistered 2 X's to the side of the floor joist to bring it down below the plumbing. 2 X 6' floor joist are way to narrow for anything more then a 6' run, and way to narrow for a bathroom, so adding more support would be a good thing.
You do know there's about 100 differant styles of dropped ceiling panels avalible that you could just drop in place to make it look better and less work.
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