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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canonsburg, Washington County, PA
Posts: 181
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


I roughed in the shower drain -in basement- for a bathtub. I have changed plans and would like to switch to shower only but I don't want to dig up concrete in order to position drain for an insert type composite shower. My question is does anyone manufacture a shower insert with enough room underneath to center the drain to the floor drain of shower with a few pvc fittings?

Squeakyhinge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,525
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


Not sure about the shower insert, but why not just build up the base to accommodate the extra piping?

VIPlumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 05:20 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canonsburg, Washington County, PA
Posts: 181
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


Quote:
Originally Posted by VIPlumber View Post
Not sure about the shower insert, but why not just build up the base to accommodate the extra piping?
Sounds good. Nice simple solution. I'm thinking maybe buid a curb with bricks or form and fill wth sand mix mortar and another "footer" in center at drain. Thanks
Squeakyhinge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
Plumb or Die!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


Sounds like more work than 1/2 an hour of jackhammering, 20 minutes of easy plumbing and one bag of premix to patch it.
plumber666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canonsburg, Washington County, PA
Posts: 181
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


Yes, this is what I may have to do. Is there something out of the ordinary about recentering the drain without jackhammering the slab? I have a feeling if not installed correctly, with the floor drain going straight to the drain in the shower insert, that this may increase the chance for a leak. It would be really nice if space under the insert is just standard design for an insert so I won't have to pay extra for a special design or loose headroom.
Squeakyhinge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
Plumb or Die!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Centering existing drain to shower insert?


Can't say if I ever saw a shower stall that was designed to be installed with the drain pipes and trap above floor level. It would be a whole other issue if you had no drain pipes handy (sump pump, saniflow type system), but they're right there waiting for you to jackhammer up. Unless your bathroom is hokey already I wouldn't build up a base for the shower, cause that's super-hokey. Not to mention theres probably a p-trap under that slab already. Throw a couple of elbows on that drain to get to your elevated shower stall and you'll never be able to snake the drain when it eventually clogs.

plumber666 is offline   Reply With Quote
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
Install Tile Shower Base Drain -- Advice Needed unionmaid Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 11 12-30-2013 10:30 AM
shower drain rough in bhisley Plumbing 5 02-20-2011 09:05 PM
help with how to remove shower drain jcon3678 Plumbing 1 12-13-2010 09:15 PM
Installing basement shower drain atilla137 Plumbing 5 09-03-2009 12:54 PM
First shower install, drain help please! tigerbalm2424 Plumbing 6 01-16-2008 06:44 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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