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CaptainP 08-27-2012 08:04 PM

Floor Drain to Shower Drain
I was told that you have to jackhammer out the old floor drain in order to put in a shower drain. The reason the guy gave me was that the p-trap would clog and be virtually impossible to unclog. Anyone have anything to say on this matter?

joecaption 08-27-2012 09:11 PM

With that little info and no pictures you not going to get much info just guesses.
Is this on a slab?

oh'mike 08-27-2012 09:27 PM

Yes--you need to convert that to 2 nch pipe with a P-trap---

I just ripped out a shower that was built the way you were suggesting--it was a major failure---

best to do the job right--opening up a floor is not a big deal---$55--rents you an electric jack hammer and you are ready to start repiping.

cleveman 08-27-2012 10:37 PM

This is completely false. You can remove it with a big ass bar aka an armstrong brand jack-hammer.

Alan 08-28-2012 01:40 AM

I don't know about the clogging part, but a floor drain is not the correct style of drain fitting for a shower.

Javiles 08-28-2012 08:39 AM

Also venting requirements are different on floor drains, size,drain type, venting,

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