Forum Title: Using washing machine exhaust for shower.
Hello, I have a condo with a washer/dryer and hot water tank room that is 8 by 7 feet. My washer/dryer and hot water tank are only taking up 1/3 of the usable space. I only have a bath in the washroom and I wanted a shower. I want to build a walk-in shower 3 feet by 5 feet. To do so, I had 2 major issues that I wasn't sure how to deal with. 1- I was wondering if I can tap into the washing machine exhaust line for the shower drain. I also have a drain hole right next to the hot water tank. 2- I want to go for the frameless type sliding door to save space for the shower. Do I need to secure the gliding bar into a metal stud or can I just use those plastic anchors? Or should I build a wooden frame with 2 by 3 plywood?
Category: Plumber Post By: MARLENE BUSH (Compton, CA), 08/02/2017

a shower drains below the floor. if you are talking about tieing into the drain line below the floor, installing a ptrap and a vent. on a 2 '' line. yes you can do it. advised, you are turning that room into a wet room, white sheet rock will not do. you need to rock the room with green board. also, treated 1/2'' plywood or a treated 2x4 for the edge of the shower needs to be in the wall is this going to be a plastic or fiberglass unit ? need wood all around the unit to screw it to. metal studs are useless to hold anything but rock if your water heater is electric, you may have a shower in that room, if it is gas, you may not..according to upc code

- TINA SULLIVAN (Royal Oak, MI), 09/25/2017

The condo is not finished yet. I wanted to know if I can use the washing machine drain line in the wall for the shower drain.

- SARA PRICE (Turlock, CA), 10/03/2017

not really understanding you. please post a picture of what you would like to hook your drain into

- ENRIQUE MCGEE (Nashville, TN), 10/08/2017

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