Fitting shower trap - am I missing something?

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    Hi,

    Many thanks if anyone can point me in the right direction with this query!

    I'm currently trying to fit a shower tray, and have encountered a problem, - My plan is to lay the tray onto a layer of mortar straight on top of the existing floorboards, and use a shower trap which can be emptied/cleaned from above if this is necessary in the future.

    When I have come to fit the trap it has become obvious that where the waste pipe leaves the trap it will be exiting at the level of the existing floorboards - does anyone know of a way round this? or am I missing something simple!
     
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    Your not really missing something, couple of points Get rid of the floor Boards Lay Ply 18mm WPB use 2 x 45 degree connectors to get to where you want to get to and if part of the problem is not enough room then turn the Tray.

    there are some wastes with a turnable outlet that will make the first 45 degree for you.

    Do not get sucked into using a flexi connector for an easy life.
     
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    Many thanks for your reply - I'm starting to think that I've just chosen an unsuitable type of trap. I bought the trap shown in the attached photo, but the problem is that the distance between the uppermost part of the trap body, and the uppermost part of the screw-in ring which seals the 40mm exit pipe is about 5mm, thus only allowing a 5mm floor surface for the tray to sit on! Is the type of trap pictured aimed purely at trays mounted on a plinth? *edit* - or should I be cutting a bigger hole in the flooring so that the trap is unobstructed by the floor? (I was originally thinking I would just cut a hole big enough for the top of the trap to pass through)

     
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    No that is fine if you use 18mm ply you just have too cut out quite a large hole to allow for connecting, no issue with this as I assume you have a cast resin tray as you bedding on sand cement.
     
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    Ace! - just what I wanted to hear :) - again, thanks for all the advice!
     
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    No Problem Good Luck
     
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    Yes, justed fitted the same shower trap. Hole has to be big enough for all of trap to be cleared as TT has advised.
     
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