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Old 04-05-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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How difficult would it be to move a shower drain? The builder roughed in the drain but with the xps and then the frame wall in front, that only leaves enough room for a 30" deep shower stall. I would like to move it about 4" so we can fit a deeper shower in there. My other option would be to remove the framed wall section where the shower would be and just use furring strips in that area with some more xps to up the R value. That would give me a couple extra inches.

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How difficult would it be to move a shower drain? The builder roughed in the drain but with the xps and then the frame wall in front, that only leaves enough room for a 30" deep shower stall. I would like to move it about 4" so we can fit a deeper shower in there. My other option would be to remove the framed wall section where the shower would be and just use furring strips in that area with some more xps to up the R value. That would give me a couple extra inches.
Is it on a slab or do you have a crawl space?

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Is it on a slab or do you have a crawl space?
Slab, 1 year old basement.
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Slab, 1 year old basement.
Ok, so to answer your question... "How difficult?" That depends on what you consider difficult. It's fairly simple, but will require jack hammering or saw cutting the concrete to expose the line. Once it's exposed, it's just a matter of re-configuring the drain depending on how it's laid out. That's the easy part.
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Doesn't sound too bad. I'll probably break a small section around the drain so I can see where the pipe is laid out and go from there.
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Well I decided against breaking up the concrete. I found that I can still fit a 32"-34" deep shower depending on the drain placement. Sounded easy enough, but I didn't want to have to break it if I didn't have to.

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