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Old 09-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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I'm putting a new fibreglass shower base in and have a quick question about my shower drain gaskets.

I bought a pretty standard 2 piece drain. The only question I have is about the gaskets. The drain has one rubber gasket and one anti-friction gasket. Where exactly do these 2 gaskets go?

From what I've read, I use the rubber gasket below the shower, but where does the friction gasket go? I'm assuming below the shower pan, but does it go between the pan and the rubber gasket, or below the rubber gasket? Or do I need it at all? I have complete access under the shower and I'll be connecting new pipes and a P trap after the shower is installed.

Sorry, there weren't any instructions with the drain.

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Slide the rubber gaskit over the treads on the drain and drop it in.
The friction washer goes on the bottom under the show so as your tightning up the nut it does not drag on the bottom of the shower as it's turning.

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Awesome. Thanks!
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silicone or putty on the top, rubber and friction ring on the bottom.
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Slide the rubber gaskit over the treads on the drain and drop it in.
The friction washer goes on the bottom under the show so as your tightning up the nut it does not drag on the bottom of the shower as it's turning.
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Both gaskets go below......


Order :

Shower Drain ---> Putty -----> Shower base ----- > Rubber gasket ----> Friction gasket -----> Brass nut
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Both gaskets go below......


Order :

Shower Drain ---> Putty -----> Shower base ----- > Rubber gasket ----> Friction gasket -----> Brass nut
Do you think putty is better than silicone? I just want to know what to pick up.
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both go underneath, rubber against the bottom of the shower base and

the friction washer against the nut.

the friction ring is to keep the nut from pushing the rubber gasket out as

you tighten the nut.
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Do you think putty is better than silicone? I just want to know what to pick up.
Yes I do. If you ever have to reset the drain, and you have to clean off silicone, you will jump off a building.

Putty is the way to go.
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Slide the rubber gaskit over the treads on the drain and drop it in.
The friction washer goes on the bottom under the show so as your tightning up the nut it does not drag on the bottom of the shower as it's turning.
joe ...putty on flange slide through shower....under unit rubber gasket to bottom of shower paper gasket to rubber... locking nut.....in that order...ben sr ..

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