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Old 11-16-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Do I need to relocate drain?


Hi all,

I have and existing shower that got moldy and am now redoing it.

It's 3x5 feet and the drain is 17 inches from one end. I've been doing some reading and it seems some suggest the drain to be in the middle of the floor. But from the diagram of my shower, you can see that my showerhead is kind of at the end where the drain is and doesn't really point to the middle of the showerspace, so I'm wondering if mine drain is actually better where it is? Perhaps I don't know all the reasoning behind drain location? Thoughts? It seemed to work OK in the location it's at now...

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Do I need to relocate drain?


My personal feeling is that as long as it drains properly, the location is your choice. Some may want a "symetrical" look with the drain being centered. I would leave it as is.

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Old 11-16-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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You can have the drain anywhere you want it so long as the shower is properly pitched. It shouldn't really matter and I don't know of any code dictating the location of a drain in a shower. Once you start getting into very large showers you will have some requirements but not in your average household shower.
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I recently replaced our shower and the drain was not centered. I was restricted by floor joist location. From what I was able to determine as long as the slope is correct for drainage, the location doesn't matter. The off center drain did add a slight increase in tiling difficulty only because it was not symetrical.
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