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 Loud Shower Drain
Author: Anonymous User

I recently installed a new shower in my master bathroom. The new drain seems to be much louder than the old drain. It sounds like the sound of a normal drain except that the PVC pipe seems to ampify the sound A LOT so that it is really noisy.

I noticed that when I put my foot over the drain except for a couple of the holes in the decorate drain cover, the sound is greatly muffled and much more quiet despite the fact I have enough of the drain uncovered such that all of the water is still draining.

Does anyone have any advice on how to quiet this drain besides standing with my foot on it the whole time? Is there a such thing as a drain baffle?

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 Re: Loud Shower Drain
Author: steve_g (CA)

Is this in a large marble shower stall? This problem crops up every once in a while and it's difficult to deal with after the fact. If you have access to underneath the stall, you may be able to offset the tailpiece (pipe that drops down from the shower drain into the trap) and that may help. But anything that you put into the drain to try to reduce the noise will become a hair trap.

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 Re: Loud Shower Drain
Author: HytechPlumber (LA)

I had and posted a the very same problem a while back. The marble bathroom in my situation amplify'd the noise. Try removing the strainer and see if the noise decreases. I winded up installing a different strainer over the drain. Instead of holes in the strainer I went back with one that had slots that followed the roundness of the of the round strainer. Similar to the ones you would see on a floor?mop sink. GOOD LUCK and post back your solution.

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 Re: Loud Shower Drain
Author: Dunbar (KY)

How long is the pipe from the strainer to the actual trap?


If it is long........there is the reason.

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