Floor Drain To Shower Drain - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

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?


CaptainP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 30,329
Rewards Points: 5,764

Floor Drain to Shower Drain

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


joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 24,432
Rewards Points: 7,374

Floor Drain to Shower Drain

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.
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: zentral Iowa
Posts: 1,371
Rewards Points: 828

Floor Drain to Shower Drain

This is completely false. You can remove it with a big ass bar aka an armstrong brand jack-hammer.
cleveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
Doing it myself
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,766
Rewards Points: 2,032
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan

Floor Drain to Shower Drain

I don't know about the clogging part, but a floor drain is not the correct style of drain fitting for a shower.
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Alan For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (08-28-2012)
Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
Master Plumber
Javiles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,568
Rewards Points: 924

Floor Drain to Shower Drain

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



Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote

floor shower drain p-trap

Thread Tools
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
Connecting shower drain to toilet drain Liv Plumbing 10 04-17-2013 10:53 PM
Drain pipe size for roll in shower frickell Plumbing 1 04-05-2012 08:36 PM
Very Strange Shower Drain Problem MattWhite Plumbing 12 05-21-2011 11:53 AM
Problem with shower pan and drain ohiogirl1965 Plumbing 1 06-07-2010 06:33 AM
Installing stand-up shower in finished basement without existing drain notenoughtime Plumbing 3 05-16-2009 11:59 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts