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Brad091703 08-31-2006 11:27 PM

Help... Newbie Installing a shower below-grade
 
Hey, I just got a house, and in the basement they put a shower in over just a old floor drain, its a 6.5inch hole... all they did was tile around the drain, They left the old nasty metal grate over the drain,, anyways I took all the tile up, now my question is how do I install a real shower drain to the old drain.. i want to just Rock the walls and floor and tile them,,, thanks for the help.....


Brad

Ron The Plumber 09-01-2006 07:56 AM

Is to 2"?

Brad091703 09-01-2006 09:27 AM

yeah i think its goes from a 6.5inch hole down to a 2inch

Ron The Plumber 09-01-2006 02:28 PM

If it's 2" and properly vented, then a matter of getting to pipe install a new trap and centering it on the shower you want to use.

Brad091703 09-01-2006 10:02 PM

i dont understand the vent thing,??? how would i know if it is well vernted??

Ron The Plumber 09-01-2006 11:08 PM

A vent supplies air to the line, these keeps the trap seal, without it sewer gases can enter house, this is why a proper vant is needed, there is a good chance this line has a vent.


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