Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 8
Share |
Default

basement shower question


Basement is roughed in for shower. Hole is approx 2 feet by 2 feet. Pipe is ready for shower drain. My question is do I have to concrete over the hole and leave the pipe standing(like the concrete is poured around the toiler drain) or can I just fill the hole with stone, and frame the subfloor panels over it?
newfieblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 182
Default

basement shower question


I suggest that you repair the concrete slab (put plastic down before you pour the concrete. It will assist in keeping down dampness (if that is a problem) and support the shower base or subfloor and shower base. Test the waste line first.
TheCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheCamper For This Useful Post:
newfieblue (12-04-2012)
Old 12-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Default

basement shower question


Its possible that the ground water level could rise and water to flow up through the stone and leading to flooding of the basement.
The opening should be sealed, as is the toilet!
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wildie For This Useful Post:
newfieblue (12-04-2012)
Old 12-03-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,383
Default

basement shower question


What kind of pan are you installing? Is the drain pipe 2"----A large opening is often left for a tub---but seldom for a shower---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 8
Default

basement shower question


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
What kind of pan are you installing? Is the drain pipe 2"----A large opening is often left for a tub---but seldom for a shower---
I will be installing a maax shower kit. There drain is a 2" as required for this shower kit.
newfieblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 AM   #6
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,383
Default

basement shower question


Fill with gravel----then,as you are installing, top the hole with some masons mortar----

You will want to put some mortar under the pan to properly support it---there is an advantage to having a bit of wiggle to the pipe===it's much easier to set the drain if the pipe can be moved a bit.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
newfieblue (12-04-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Home - Basement addition insulation vapor barrier question 1870 Building & Construction 0 10-14-2010 07:36 AM
Question about how to position backerboard for shower Swazzle Remodeling 3 08-03-2010 05:11 AM
Older basement shower needs remodel. Questions about showers and concrete blocks. speedster1 Remodeling 6 01-28-2010 02:55 PM
Basement Shower Backup robbdc Plumbing 0 12-15-2009 08:22 AM
Mold growth in basement under shower. Need suggestions to fix leak and clean up mold vseven Plumbing 6 12-10-2009 02:33 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.