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Old 11-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question of replacing a tub with a shower unit


I was wondering as I look at most or if not all shower units the drain is in the middle of the unit. However the Tub I am replacing has the drain somewhere between 6-10 inc from the wall. This appears not to be enough room for a center drain shower. Will I have to move the drain or is there another way to put in a shower unit?

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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You will have to move the drain

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Depending on the type of shower pan you are looking for. There are some "retrofit" pans, made for just this sort of thing.
http://www.faucetdirect.com/swanston...-drain/p303538
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If it is a typical tub/shower installation, it is probably a 1-1/2" drain. Shower units require a 2" drain, so you'll have to change it anyway. When you do, put it where you want it.
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True about the drain size, but easier to adapt to a 2" drain in existing location rather than moving it.
I've used those retrofit pans in situations where it saved a lot of framing work due to joist/girder locations for example.
The retrofit pans are also available in cultured marble products as well, but cost a bit more than the veriteks and other brands.
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