In Over My Head Think. Pics.... - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 14
Rewards Points: 10

In over my head think. Pics....

Ok, we had a one piece fiberglass tub and surround from 1972 that was falling apart. We removed it, with hopes to replace it with a tub, and tile walls. we got a 60in tub (as the old one was a 60in tub) And now were having problems.

First, we noticed the god awful plumbing job the old owners did when they turned it from a 3 piece into a 1. We will be fixing that, so don't focus on it in the photos.

Second, when we went to dry fit the tub, it wont line up with the drain that is embedded into the slab, unless it is at a slight angle, against the long wall, with the difference of one inch for the length of the tub. (Can we shim for that big of a difference?)

Third, if this makes no sense, I am not a plumber. I am a house wife.

Notice how the drain is embedded into the concrete slab, I have not the tool, time or money to move it.

Only way the drain lines up is at an angle, can slightly see with the small wall next to tub.

Notice the difference with the old flooring? That is a little better at showing you the angle I would have to sit the tub at to make it 'fit' the flange would still be smack against the studs on the back wall.

And that is a view looking down at how little room there is between the stud and the flange


Last edited by IRuehl; 09-20-2011 at 09:26 PM.
IRuehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
TheEplumber's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 9,934
Rewards Points: 834

To do this properly, you will need to beg, borrow or rent a small jack hammer(roto hammer). Break out the concrete around the waste and overflow assembly. Disassemble it. Then you can set the tub properly and rebuild the drain-- and the shower valve water piping.
Use the search feature here to find threads that deal with similar tasks as yours- there are several of them posted.


TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NE Georgia
Posts: 179
Rewards Points: 150

You might also try a regular old electric drill with concrete bit. Drill several holes close together in a ring around the part of the concrete you want removed. Be careful to not drill through the floor. Then see if you can chip the concrete out with a regular hammer and chisel. Be patient. Might take less time than arranging to go get a jackhammer in the long run.
NancyNGA is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Clipped Head v. Full Round Head Nails RickT Carpentry 10 11-18-2010 09:00 AM
Handheld shower in addition to fixed head OnTheGo Plumbing 4 03-24-2010 11:31 PM
Shower Head Breaking Off mbarnes Plumbing 3 01-11-2009 06:38 PM
Weird shower head leaking problem shawnst Plumbing 5 12-25-2008 11:23 AM
Weak stream of water from shower head. SuperAkuma Plumbing 3 08-01-2008 05:49 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1